Monday, November 06, 2006

Election Day

Hey! A brief political interlude here. Today's election day.

I'm not going to tell you HOW to vote, but I'm going to urge you to vote nonetheless. This year, for the first time in my life, I plan to vote by pressing one and only one button (or lever or whatever our new machine in Smalltown may offer). (ETA: It was a button this year. New machines.)

Voting and elections are an important part of our history as U.S. citizens. For further information, please read the best book of children's nonfiction I've come across this year--The American Story, by Jennifer Armstrong and illustrated by Roger Roth.

For many of us, the United States is our country, like it or not. And, today, November 7, 2006, is election day. Please vote.