Friday, October 19, 2018

Saturday Snapshot - October 20

To participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky below. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

I actually had selected some different pictures to share today, but I made a last minute change.  These two pictures, which I took today (Friday) are both timely and I felt they deserved to jump the queue.  Don't worry, the pictures I originally planned for this week will appear next week.

First off, I received my ballot today.  Please, if you are registered to vote in the United States--VOTE!  in the 2016 election, 40% of registered voters did not practice their constitutional right to vote...and look where we ended up!  We have a B-list reality TV star in the Oval Office, ballooning debt, fractured alliances, more scandals than I can count, civil rights under attack, and kids in cages.  If the voter turnout had only gotten up to 65% (from 60%), we could have avoided this rejected plot from House of Cards.

In sadder news, Todd Bol, who began the Little Free Library movement, died this week of pancreatic cancer.  I only found out about it today, but my son and I made a point to drop a book off at one of our local Little Free Libraries in his honor.  The choice, The Goldfinch, is also significant as it was a favorite book of a dear friend who also died from pancreatic cancer.

Please, vote and read a book.  That isn't too much to ask, is it?

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