Goodbye Summer



Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

It is the last day of August, the Harvest Moon shines tonight, and fall is just around the corner. I’d like to have a positive post; I am not a cynical bastard at all (I don’t think anyway). I have had an amazing summer and done some wonderfully amazing things with my life and with the people I care for. I am so very thankful for all of the blessing in my little world. That being said I must say that life in the USA is still pretty sweet, and a great place to live. I love the common (I am one of them) people of this great country and I need to focus more on relating to my common man than paying attention to the people I will never meet who annoy me so very much. I think it is good for everyone to stop and live in the world they live in. What I mean is, in a country where media is all consuming, unavoidable, and saturating, try to focus on what is right in front of you. For most of the day, everyday, this fall I will be vigilant to enforce tunnel vision on myself. I will focus on what is important, the people, places and environment’s that I actually live in. Not the conventions, not the election, not the stars. Why? Because I cannot change the world no matter how much I would like too. The world will keep on spinning and I need to not be so wound up because of the actions of others. I will still fear the election, but instead of bitching about Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumber, I will encourage fellow citizens and students to get out and vote. I will not tell them who to vote for, or even who I am voting for, just that it is important to do it. I realize that not long ago I preached how little if at all our vote matters, but, today I feel differently. I still am going to vote, because it is all I can really do at this point. I would like to see an upswing in voter turnout regardless of the outcome, because, maybe down the road it will lead people to taking further action on behalf of each other instead of action just for ourselves. 

So that is it. Go vote, please. I am off to ride motorcycles with my father and eat Brooks BBQ. I cannot think of a nicer way to spend the last Friday afternoon of my summer.