the judge

This past week, for the first time ever, I served as an election judge. My wife convinced me it was an honorable way to serve our country. I still agree with her but —Wow! It was an interesting experience. Fourteen and a half hours confined with complete strangers with record low turnout at the polls was rough. The term “boring” doesn’t begin to describe the agony. It was like the Breakfast club and Survivor combined. I have a new appreciation for the people who do this every election…but in all honesty, it didn’t necessarily bolster my confidence in the voting process. Not that adding or subtracting votes would be easy for someone with ill intent to accomplish – but the disqualification of votes due to mishandling seems much more likely. Still, I respect the commitment and efforts of those who serve as judges and would encourage others to get involved. The process needs sharp men and women to help ensure the integrity of the process. Would I do it again? Yes. Hopefully next time, the election will carry more weight and be viewed by voters as more crucial. The reality, however, is all votes in all elections impact all of us.

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Ok...so you've located the place where I put down my random thoughts. The key word here is random: music, sports, art, food, books, news, spiritual musings, weird stories, etc. I'm especially interested in how everyday experiences of life intersect with the ancient stories of Scripture. Thanks for reading.
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