Choose or Lose

I’ve done it before. In basements, dirt-floored and shiny linoleum. In school gyms. In church spaces. This week I stayed home to vote. Wait, what?  Yes. In the state of Maryland, anyone with a valid registration can request an absentee ballot. It’s one of the ways voting is more accessible. Also, we have early voting…

The Costs of Making Your Voice Heard

I faced it years ago. And I wrote about it, the experience of turning in my driver’s license. Now in my yellow wallet I carry my state ID. Basically I only use it when I’m carded at restaurants. As the general election approaches, I realized while it was bittersweet to give up my drivers license, it’s…

Every Voice Counts

There used to be a series of ads for a cell phone company featuring the same dialogue. The character would walk around different places and say into the phone, “Can you hear me now? Good.” It made the point of being connected and heard no matter where you went. Like our cell coverage, our lives…