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  • Today the national election came to a close in the US. I had taken my mother to vote. She is 93 and in a wheel chair. We waited in line at the Salvation Army for about an hour during which time an elderly man from assisted living collapsed into the used sweaters. The counting machine jammed... there was no room between the sport coats and the long sleeved dress shirts for people to to get to the back of the line. It was one of the most poorly managed voting experiences I have had.

    Eventually the emergency crew showed up and took the man to the hospital before he could vote. I felt sad.

    Afterward my mother told me she voted for equal pay for women. She smiled a little when she said it might knock the crown off the men.

    As I was driving home I noticed a sign which was damaged in the last storm. It read ENDS and next to it something I read as LEAN LEFT at 20 MPH.
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