Harry Potter world: where diversity is strength

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In December we went to Orlando to see Larry’s family.  We did something we had never done before:  visited a theme park.  We took an extra day and decided to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  I’m a big fan of Harry Potter.  I’ve read all the books and own the DVDs.  We watched some of them to prepare for our expedition.  I have to say here that I generally avoid overly commercial forms of entertainment.   For Harry Potter world, however, I made an exception. Continue reading

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Get out the vote 2016

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Deadline coming up soon in Pennsylvania. What about where you live?

Hi friends.  This is not going to be a post about my travels or my thoughts about work or my garden or friends.  This is about something much more important.  It’s about being a part of the democratic process and voting.

So today I want to urge all my readers who are American citizens to make sure they are registered to vote.  Here in Pennsylvania the deadline is next Tuesday, October 11.  While every state is different, most states allow you to fill out forms online.  Alternatively you can pick up a form from the friendly people who are out in your neighborhoods handing out forms.

We live in a democracy and are fortunate to have the protections of rule of law and freedom of speech, and the ability to elect officials to represent us.  Whether or not you believe that our political system is working the way it should it is my opinion that we have a duty to ensure that our system endures.   Each of us makes our voices heard in that most private of places, the voting booth.

Here is a link to registration deadlines by state, or go to http://www.rockthevote.com.