Today was, for what I hope are obvious reasons, one of those days where despite the rising despair in the pit of your stomach, you can't really pull yourself away from the news. Jaclyn said she was unable to work after about 2:00 PM, and while I did my best to stay focused on my … Continue reading Year 3, Day 316
Miles asked for me as soon as he woke up this morning, wanting to "trick daddy" (as is so very often the case). He was saddened to find that I wasn't at home, because I was currently standing outside of one of Charlotte's voting precincts. I've been pretty politically inclined since the mid-00s, but I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 252
As we were leaving for daycare, Miles pointed at the political signs that have gone up in our yard over the last week. Too young to really understand that there's an election coming up (or what an election is), Miles is nonetheless excited about signs of all shapes and sizes. "There's daddy's sign, and mommy's … Continue reading Year 3, Day 224
Miles attended his third political rally today, and this might have been his favorite yet. The real reason he was really excited about this one ultimately had less to do with Mayor Pete and more to do with Mayor Pete's music selection.
In which Miles feels the Bern, and also the Burn. I picked Miles up a little early today so he could join me at a Bernie Sanders rally that was, seriously, like a half mile from daycare. We got there pretty early and staked out a spot in the shade. Things went well...for a time. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 81
Firmly believing that it's never too early to get involved in national politics, today we took Miles down to Rock Hill for the first of what is likely to be many stump speeches leading up to the 2020 presidential election. This one was for former Newark mayor and current senator from New Jersey (and Rosario … Continue reading Year 2, Day 26: Baby’s First Political Rally!