I might have to change my description of this blog to include ravings of an occasional lunatic.

There are so many wonderful things about this time of year. PSL, scarves, sweaters, boots, costume parties, honey crisp apples, MLB Playoffs, NFL, NHL, NBA are all playing, crock pot suppers, sun rises I don’t have to get up too early for, magnificent color on the trees.

But every year we also get at least a little bit of political folly. Every other year though it gets even more insane, and I find myself saying where are all beer ads, where’s that awful local car dealer ad? It’s the only time of year that I miss them.

Instead the airways and our mailboxes, virtual and literal, are full of political trash. ARGH! Thank goodness this is not a presidential year; that last one was ridiculous.

I’m not going to tell you who or what to vote for–my profession has pretty strict rules regarding my ability to do that. Besides anybody who knows me already knows how I’m likely to vote. I am not even going to rant about the awful, hateful rhetoric that takes traditional mudslinging to the next level.

I am complaining about the sheer volume. Text messages, emails, media sites, snail mail, social news sites. It’s exhausting. Make it stop!

I have lived in and visited many countries around the world. Some do elections better than us, others worse, some don’t have the option.

We have the option, most of us anyway. It never ceases to amaze me though how many people can’t be bothered to vote. I once read we get the government we deserve, which is truer when you don’t vote I think.

Ballots should be arriving soon in Colorado. Vote! Vote! Vote! Like your life depends on it, because for some of us, it does.

Stepping off my soap box-for now.

Also, I don’t actually like PSL, that was a nod to a couple really good friends of mine. I prefer mochas.

Be well my friends.

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