In a spectacular victory, Stephanie Briggs retained the governorship of her own life. Running on the platform of personal responsibility, she took control of her thoughts and actions to become one of millions of people to assert their right to do so.

Yesterday we voted. Not all people living on the planet today can say that. There are people living on this planet who cannot voice their opinions, cannot walk around their communities in safety, cannot begin to enjoy the freedoms so many of us take for granted.

Fall Color

We have rights, hard-fought and hard-won in the trenches of everyday life, and now that we have them, what are we going to do with them? Sit on our asses and wait for someone else to do something about food insecurity among our aging population, literacy of the next generation, poverty with its own set of challenges? Listen to pundits, sitting on the sidelines, collecting their pay for distracting us from the business at hand?

“We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

said no one elected to public office in 2014.

It’s a new day. Let’s do something.

October Sunset

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13 thoughts on “Breaking News

  1. Yes, me too. Love the picture also. I do wish instead of making it harder to vote they would make it illegal not to vote.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Well, according to Meeks, that’s what they do in Australia. Hmmm. Those Aussie’s may be on to something. Thanks, Val.

  2. acflory says:

    Go you! Here in Australia we have to vote, but the fine isn’t that terrible so most of us vote for at least some of the reasons you named. 🙂

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      So, let me see if I understand this. A fine is imposed if people don’t vote?

      1. acflory says:

        Yup. Technically we’re breaking the law if we don’t vote, because it’s compulsory. Plus you have to record your preferences, which count towards the final result. Quite complicated.

  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    Spectacular victory indeed. And an impressive first photo that lit up my path.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      That photo is one of my faves. It was a perfect morning, and the light through the trees made me so happy.

  4. As soon as I saw the ballot measure wanting to repeal background checks and waiting periods on the purchase of firearms and making exemptions for gun shows, I was all over my ballot! Yikes. In a state where recreational marijuana is legal, what was THAT all about?!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      People. That’s what it comes down to. People. Here it was fracking and alcohol sales.

  5. I laughed at your breaking news. Same here, except, you know, governorship of my own life.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Congratulations! Laughing is the best way to celebrate such an accomplishment.

  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Welcome back—good points, all.

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