We made our annual trek to Wisconsin last week to visit the in-laws and restock our cherry supplies. On the way back we faced 50 mph headwinds that demolished our gas mileage but did wonders for the wind farm in north central Illinois.
Here it is 9:10am and all my clocks except for the computer say it is 8:10am. I guess we forgot that Mr. Bush decided to go it alone again and change the date when the time changes. The rest of the world changed but I guess we didn’t. Long story short.. we missed church. But I think God will forgive me on this one. So, I will repeat the process again next week.
This year I decided to make a life change. Up until that point I was an avid follower of the political process. I watched every convention and heard most of the speeches present there. I followed most of the candidates positions; even those who I could not vote for. I worked actively and supported with my rather generous donations one of the presidential candidates in the 2008 election. But starting that day in the Spring of this year I decided to leave all politics behind and I can say I am now a much happier person for it.
Politics in the last few years has just become too ugly for my sanity. It seems that whoever is elected is automatically doomed to failure in this highly partisan atmosphere. I am totally disillusioned with the idea that our democaray can survive the idoicy of the current political process. Jefferson said many years ago that the success of a democracy is dependent on an informed electorate. If that is the case we should be counting the years. What will replace it I just don’t know or even care at the moment.
So, in my mind it is better to just abandon any thoughts of something that seems currently unfixable. I will leave it up to others to try and get us out of this current quagmire. As for me I am following the saying that “ignorance is bliss” and enjoying every minute of it. Standing back and looking at our current political processes is nothing but amusing to me now.
And the journey goes on….