Life on a family farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
This Magic Moment
Fall is hanging on like a stubborn sloth clinging to a dying tree. I am loving it though. Warm, sunny days, clear bright nights, one after the other. If only the government would stop screwing around with our biological timers so we don't know when to sleep or wake.....did you ever think that the timing...just before election day...was no coincidence? I wonder how many people stay home from the polls because they are too pooped to participate. Yeah, if only I wasn't feeling the after effects of that Mack truck that bowled through Saturday night, I might be able to stay up late enough to look for the Aurora, which is supposed to be shining us on here south of the border....the Canadian border that is.
Even getting up is an unexpected challenge, when your humble correspondent normally has no trouble winning the race against sunrise.
And of only local interest, but what the heck, I am local...... Of the population of the city of Amsterdam in 2013, which totaled 18, 206 folks, only 2250 voted for one mayoral candidate yesterday, and 1304 for the other. I would imagine that perhaps an awful lot of people have nothing important to say about who is running their city. Of course many of those included in the population are not eligible to vote, being children, or not yet citizens, etc. but still...... 18,206 - 3554 ______ 14,652 Or maybe it was the time change.......