Thursday, November 13, 2008

What A View:

Click the photo for a better view....absolutely gorgeous...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes, I did!!!

I grew up in a democratic family. That is what I knew; so that is what I was. I walked around and proudly proclaimed myself to be a democrat before I knew how to spell the word. That's what my parents were and their beliefs were mine.

Each time I cast my political vote, I did it as a democrat and for democrats. I cannot tell you how many times I've participated in presidential elections. My age would reveal that it could not have been that many. The fact that I can't tell you how many votes I've cast combined with the fact that it could not have been that many tells a story. It tells a story of a young woman that ventured to the polls to make a hollow voice heard. I did not follow the elections nor the candidates, I did no research, hell I barely knew who was on the ballot. All I knew was that I was a democrat and if their name had "democrat" next to it, they were my choice.

Although I still call myself democratic, for the first time, I am proud to say that I voted as an "independent". I voted as an independent woman. I voted independent from the beliefs that I had to support a candidate because he was black. I also abandoned the belief that I had to remain loyal to democrats for democratic sakes. I walked into my polling area empowered with the knowledge that I have gained using a filter that I developed via research, observation and numerous debates.

I am overwhelmed with the outcome and the numerous things it represents. I am proud of the vast movement of people that fought through long lines, rain, broken equipment, and intimidation to cast their vote for change. I am proud of my vote and what it represents for me.

When I "spoke" at the polls, my voice was no longer hollow.

I would like to thank the women that run the blogs listed in the sidebar. They may not be aware of the impact their words and work have on many; but I hope and pray that they continue.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Make Your Voice Heard. .

Wow! It has certainly been awhile since I've passed through here to post. Despite the silence, I have not abandoned this place. But, you know how it goes...Life happens. Anyway,I could not allow this historical moment to pass without laying my two cents on the battlefield. It's quite simple: "Get Out and Vote!" Cast aside any excuse, discomfort and/or frustration and exercise your right. With many aspects of our world be tidily packed into a hand-basket for a short and quick delivery to you-know-where; I would say that now offers a great opportunity for us all to participate in change.

At this point, I will refrain from spewing my thoughts and opinions about the happenings of this election. If I go into that, I will need to drink, pop two pills and call it a day. Sooooo, instead I will simply reiterate:

"Get Out and Vote!"

Until then. . .