Today is Election Day. If you haven't yet voted, STOP reading this and do that. There is absolutely nothing more important today than voting-save this dithering for dessert or later. I'll learn to live with the disappointment, trust me.
If you like the way things are going or believe that those who are doing the heavy lifting can't do any better or go any faster, then you should vote to make sure that those processes continue to happen with the people who are doing them.
And if you're angry, afraid or upset about how things are going, then you should vote to throw the rascals (not my first choice of words, but with age comes some circumspection) out of office. This is what revolution looks like in our nation and anyone who thinks there's a better way for power to change hands is a mutton-headed moron or a sociopath, or both.
Whatever you do, don't sit on your hands in a corner somewhere and sulk. After all the moments of negative nattering for every conceivable elected office, today is the day we tell the professional office-seekers and inform the ocean of eager volunteers how we feel about them and their offer of service.
So don't you dare pout. This time in a week, we're observing Veterans Day, and not much burns my butt more than thinking about the eight years I spent in uniform in a variety of places defending (at least in theory) people who dreamed of having the right to vote that so many of us, too many of us, see as a burden and a bother. You owe me, and all who have served.
Put the w(h)ine glass down and don't just make a difference, be the difference.