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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today there will be a plethora of blog posts on the election and on voting.   Our elections are watched by the world, which is kind of interesting when you consider the US in the context of the world stage.  That is not why I vote, however.

I vote for them.  I vote because I have hope in the world we leave for them.  I vote because I need to feel that I have the ability to have a voice.  I vote because it is my duty to pay attention to more than what goes on in my backyard.

I have election fatigue.  I am tired of the signs and sides and commercials and vitriol.  I voted via early ballot a few weeks ago, because I knew I could not do the lines this year.  I am still excited and I still carry the torch of hope, though, that this process works.  I need to know that we can change and go a different direction as a country.

No matter what the outcome of this election, I am still carrying a message in my heart, and I thank the one who put it there.  I may be setting myself up for dissapointment, but sometimes you just have to believe.

Yes, we can.