the (alleged) real world

Civics 101: My duty, my obligation, and my pleasure.

Boom. Done. I love having the ballot box just down the street. A nice walk, some fresh air, and my civic duty is done. And no, I don’t miss the “community-building” elements of single-day polling place voting at all. It was stressful and occasionally inconvenient, and they weren’t even offering cookies any more. And drop-off […]

the meerkat at work

Hey there.  Between this cold that continues to linger, trying to get some writing and editing projects finished up, US politics (and a bonus of happier French politics), and the winery getting ready for our Spring releases this week, I’ve…not been a very good little blogger.  In fact, I’ve been slacking on a lot of […]