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Just Who Did You Vote For?

Late into the evening I watched the election returns. My day began standing outside my precinct’s polling station before it opened and it ended with President Obama’s acceptance speech early in the morning.

As the evening progressed and more and more states were projected for the President, I took a look at Facebook and listened in on Twitter to see the alternating cries of woe and celebration.

It is hard not to ask the question, “Just who did you vote for?”


Where Will You Be the Day After Tomorrow?

Almost thirty years ago, ABC broadcast a movie about the day after a nuclear holocaust. Images from The Day After have remained seared in my brain over the last three decades. About seven years ago, a cinematic release gave us The Day After Tomorrow which imagined a global wide weather event that devastates the northern hemisphere.

Each movie tried to portray what civilization would be like in the days after an extinction event. Filled with personal drama, broken relationships and individual loss, each movie challenges then viewer to imagine life changed forever.

This campaign season has often carried “extinction event” tones as people supporting each candidate warn of impending apocalypses if their candidate is not elected.  At the end of a contentious presidential campaign, I am left with this question in my mind.

Where will you be the day after tomorrow?