I love this time of the year-the way the ocean looks, the crispness in the air (oh, please stay), no tourist season, and a return to feeling, once again, that Topsail is my home. Summer time is just too busy, everyone is trying to make a buck (including me) just to make it through the slow months. These last two months of the year are my favorite, filled with hope and anticipation -Thanksgiving and Christmas, and all the people and things that are important in our lives. We want, we want, we hope, we hope–I know the anticipation of seeing my loved ones and friends enjoying themselves fills me up–don’t need turkey for that or gifts. At this age the joy comes by watching the ones we love enjoy and build their own lives. In this changing world I often worry for those people. Even our little town has its drama. I love Topsail and want to see the best for her so I have strong feelings about the upcoming local elections. But soon this horrible political season will be over and maybe some fences will be mended. God bless the winners and guide them to do the right things. Still, I’m not so naïve to believe that politicians can ever change their strips–all the old adages, you know. My favorite is – don’t pet the snake. Oh well, guess it’s time for that refreshing walk on the beach.

QUOTE:  “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” George Orwell  (George Orwell was born in 1903–you see ugliness in politics is not new.)

WRITING NOTE: Just finished up a wonderful writing class at the college. Another will be starting in March. We have fun and learn a lot. Come and join us. Thank you.

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