Not a fun week

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. I have to say this week was particularly not fun. I am saddened by the passing of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her seat on the court can be filled but she can not ever be replaced.

We passed a milestone this week with over 200K Coronavirus deaths in the US. We lead the world in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

Last weekend I watched “The Social Dilemma”  on Netflix. It explains how social media manipulates us and how we are not customers but we are the product.

I don’t spend much time on Facebook but have decided to stay away from it until after the election.

Last week while I was looking for a link to some voter information I kept landing on ads paid for by one of the presidential candidates. As a result, I have stopped using Google. I am still experimenting with search engines and haven’t decided which one is the best.

There was one bright spot this week. My absentee ballot came and I voted yesterday. I waited in line to drop it off at the county election office. I was happy to see the long line of voters.

If you are using an absentee ballot in Minnesota be sure to follow the instructions. The ballot has to go in the privacy envelope first (brown envelope) and then in the signature envelope which needs to be filled out and signed and sealed and then into the envelope that goes into the mail. There is a signature blank for a witness. Witnesses are not needed for this election.

I have the smallest glimmer of hope for our democracy. Please vote.

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