So, let's return to the other big events of the week and/or season. First in our hearts are those affected by Sandy the Menace. Please share news affecting you and yours, and any tips on relieving the suffering of those afflicted and affected.
Next, that thing that is ALMOST FINALLY OVER (hat tip to Miranda). In a decent world, there would not be several straight years of insanity surrounding an election. And yet, this one is important to many of us. So, here are my 2 cents; please add yours.
* VOTE! Protect the ability to vote. Celebrate voting! Remember, you can't complain if you didn't vote.
* You can't vote responsibly without finding out about the things you are voting on -- right down to those ballot measures and local contests. With the right, comes the responsibility. Pass it on.
* Care for one another. That is the basic obligation of living in a society.
* Listen. People do have different points of view. (Caveat: "you're stupid" is not a reasoned argument, even if it is said loudly and often.)
I'm thinking we need to be passing the comfort food for the duration. Suggestions welcome!
What's it like over your way?
ETA: Red Cross donations -- where to send what you can. This won't be over soon for a good many people.