Why Voting Matters

I recently had some great conversations with a few young adults.  The conversation turned to the requirement in high school to take government class.  They seemed to think the class was a waste of their time.  They also recently turned 18 and I reminded them that they get the privilege to vote.  They had neither registered nor planned to.

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Why Voting Matters

I recently had some great conversations with a few young adults.  The conversation turned to the requirement in high school to take government class.  They seemed to think the class was a waste of their time.  They also recently turned 18 and I reminded them that they get the privilege to vote.  They had neither registered nor planned to.

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Lessons from a Kid Picked Last

Youth football player

It was nearly 29 years ago to the day at my high-school football banquet.  The coach – Coach Buckel – went through each player on the team and shared some glowing remarks about each of them.  Anticipating the shower of compliments with both of my divorced parents in the room he got to the very last player and…and…nothing.  He skipped right over me! I shrunk down into my seat hoping the earth would swallow me up. My friends spoke up and told the coach he forgot about me.  So he sheepishly brought me up and made up a few words and quickly moved on. Now I wasn’t his star player for sure, but I never missed a practice and regularly took beatings at the hands of the first team all year. Continue reading “Lessons from a Kid Picked Last”