Election day is just around the corner. Barry and I voted early. There have been problems with voter intimidation in our state, but fortunately not in our county. The thing is everyone of us has a different set of values, which is fine. But I can’t make you adopt my values if yours are different than mine and visa versa. So, the voter intimidation thing is not only illegal, it’s also useless. I mean, the people being intimidated are putting their ballots into the drop boxes. They already voted and sitting there with an automatic weapon trying to get them to not drop their ballots into the box is pointless. I’m not sure what the people with the guns, and masks, think they’re doing. Do they expect the voters to be so afraid that they tear up their ballots? Not likely. Fortunately, they have been reported and measures are being taken to stop them.
Shortly after I saw the stories about the men with guns, I also saw a meme that I love. “WE all do better, when we ALL do better.” This is an idea I come back to over and over again. If everyone on the planet had a roof over their heads, food on the table, meaningful work and the chance at the education of their choice, the world would be a happier place in which to live. We wouldn’t need to be in competition with each other. Because this is what I hope we finally get to, equity of money and opportunities, I feel sad for the people who don’t understand that there is enough to go around for everyone.
Stephen Colbert had a sad and funny segment this past week about the ultra-wealthy trying to figure out how to extend their lives and keep their wealth for themselves alone if some apocalyptic event happens. This was based on an article by Douglas Rushkoff in The Guardian, “The super-rich ‘preppers’ planning to save themselves from the apocalypse”. As Stephen shared the details of the article and made jokes about the absurdity of these ultra-wealthy men’s plans, all I could think was, “How did they lose their humanity?” But the thing is, when we get paralyzed by fear, we do stupid things.
I ask myself, what can I do to dispel the terrible fear that is gripping so many people in the world right now? The only answer I have come up with is to be calm and reasonable myself. If enough of us turn away from desperation to realize that we’re all in this together, eventually we’ll live in a better world.
That’s all for today. I’m busy putting the finishing touches on my online course videos so I can upload them next week.
By the way, I’m looking for students willing to test it out for free. The title is, “Saving the World One Story at a Time.” It’s 17 sessions. Most videos are between 10 and 15 minutes long. There are fun action steps for you to do, like watching the opening sequences of a movie, or telling the class members about your favorite characters and what you learned from them. If you’d like to take the class for free, let me know. I’ll send you a coupon code once it’s up and running on Ûdemy. All I ask is that you write an honest review or give the course a star rating.
Thank you all for reading, liking and commenting. I appreciate your time.
Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2022
The Space Between Time
Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.
Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, after the last few years, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.
The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.
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