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hope and audacity.

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on my way to vote in the primary election yesterday

in the midst of many signs

one stood out.

“in an election, one needs both hope and audacity.”

francois hollande

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act.

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yesterday

i went to the official opening 

of the local headquarters 

for 

my choice of candidates

for the office of

the next

president of the united states of america.

when i pulled into the parking lot

there was not a space to be had 

there was a torrential downpour of rain 

yet people of all ages

were waiting

and

pouring out of the door

and

once i walked into the room

there was

so much enthusiasm 

and

so full of hope

and

postive thinking

it was overwhelming

 i’m excited to say that

tomorrow i’ll begin helping them

to try to make it all happen in november.

“act as if what you do makes a difference. it does.”

~william james

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caucus.

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penguins running toward each otherhad a little caucus practice

with my class of kinders

to help them

to understand

the process.

they all began by

standing on one side

or

somewhere in the middle.

we also had two happy monkeys,

curious george on one side

and 

soft cuddly monkey on the other.

each made big promises,

each told

what they would do for the kinders

if they picked them.

each worked

to get the kinders on their side.

one promised 

ice cream every day

one promised 

3-hour recesses

one promised 

no naps

and

on and on

went the promises.

and the littles

ran

back and forth

back and forth

as they heard

the promises made.

yet

one stood alone

and

never wavered

knowing what she wanted

and what she believed in

right from the beginning.

no naps.

ever.

and

when it was over

and the rest

had run

back and forth

and

back and forth,

she was still standing

where she began.

stronger than ever

smiling

and 

wide awake.

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the decisions you make are a choice of values

that reflect your life in every way.

– alice waters

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thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. that’s voting. – robert frost

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getty images

primary election here yesterday

just me and a few thinkers of all kinds

not too long a wait in line

though i wish there had been one

stretching all around the building

and way down the street

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“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote

except the American people themselves

and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

 – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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