And a Happy New Year

As we navigate this strange holiday season in the midst of a pandemic, I find myself putting a little more emphasis than usual on the second part of my standard seasonal greeting: “Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!”

The More Things Change . . .

Every four years, this country votes for a president, a new House of Representatives, and 2/3 of the Senate. And every four years, Washington, D.C., comes to a complete halt, followed by several months of managed chaos. But in the rest of the country? Life goes on.

Not Voting? Now That’s Scary

Our vote is a powerful tool. Election Day is our chance to send a direct message and, if necessary, new leaders to Washington, D.C.

The New Normal

We’ve all heard the phrase “new normal” a lot this year, but lately it’s really resonating with me.

Some Good News (For a Change)

These days, good news is hard to come by. Turn on the TV, or open Twitter, and you are confronted with a cavalcade of awfulness. A pandemic, a floundering economy, political unrest – there’s not a lot to cheer about.