Saturday, March 1, 2008

2008 Presidential Election

I have great respect for the democratic election process that is used in the United States and I am very grateful that the Nation's citizens have the opportunity to participate. However...
Doesn't it seem like the 2008 election campaign process has been going on for like three years? I am so tired of hearing about Hillary, Obama and McCain on the radio and television news broadcasts. Enough already!
I fear that this political circus could result in even more voter apathy than normal, although one would think that regardless of who gets the nod coming out of the national conventions, it will bring a record number of voters to the polls. Not to necessarily vote in favor of a particular candidate, but to make certain that votes are cast against a particular candidate. Everyone has someone to dislike in this election.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Air Travel

It seems that all of travel for either work or pleasure results in the use of commercial airlines.
I have a love / hate relationship with air travel. The time saving convenience is wonderful. The hassle of airport security, delayed and canceled flights, cattle car discomfort, rude fellow travelers, crowded airports and uncertain weather causes me pain.
The trick is to learn to "let it go." I try hard to mentally prepare myself for air travel; scheduling plenty of time to reach my destination (and the return trip back home!), and reminding myself to not let the other problems bother me. If only it were always that easy.