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Practicing to stay up 'til midnight for New Year's Eve.
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Finding joy in the moment is a life strategy born from the experience of overcoming loss and grief, at least for me. At 71, I've had my share of life altering experiences and I've learned to appreciate the sunrises, sunsets, and all the beauty nature has to offer in between them. Then there is the night sky, which holds such marvel.
And yes, I talk to not only myself, but to souls which have passed from the land of the living as well. Call me crazy if you want, but it works for me. You are not alone, Atticus.
I woke up about 2:30 and went out to watch for awhile from my courtyard. The moon was pretty high in the sky and there was the start of a thin layer of clouds. I saw one really bright streak and several faint ones before I got cold and came in to go back to bed. Flannel sheets never felt so good!
Even though it was still dark at 6 when I got up, it had totally clouded over.
I was very pleased to find this story this morning, including the analysis of the poor turnout by traditionally Democratic voting groups in the election. I thought Beasley could win the Senate seat and I was very disappointed to see Dems lose control of our State Supreme Court because of the turnout. I said--right after the election--that NC Dems need new leadership. Hopefully, it is coming. I encourage Dems to read the entire article.
From the article:
Political insiders believe North Carolina Democrats would have performed better if national groups had spent more on the U.S. Senate race, if the state party hadnt left legislative races uncontested, if they had organized more quickly, and if the party had done a better job of turning out its base. Election data show that turnout among regular Democratic targets young voters, Black voters, and voters in metropolitan areas fell short of participation levels in 2018.
Michael Bitzer, a political scientist at Catawba College, found that participation was down 3% among city voters, 6% among Black voters, and 8% among Hispanic voters as well as young voters, compared to 2018.
North Carolinas total turnout was 51.4% this year, about 2% lower than the 2018 midterms. Voter participation declined in each of the states largest voting hubs: Wake, Mecklenburg, Guilford, Forsyth, and Durham counties.
Among those counties, Mecklenburg had the largest falloff in participation 45% this year, down from nearly 51% in 2018 and its drop may have hurt the most. Of all 100 North Carolina counties, Mecklenburg has the most registered Democrats, the most Black voters, and the most Hispanic voters.
Beasley lost her race by 121,737 votes. If the same registered Democrats who voted in 2018 also voted this year, Bitzer found that Beasley likely would have won her race. Nearly 820,000 voters skipped out on this years election after participating in 2018, he said. About 333,000 of those lapsed voters were registered Democrats.
in eastern NC. Power company was able to reroute power, so had power restored to customers in two hours. The power company isn't disclosing how the damage was done.
This happened on a remote stretch of Hwy 58 between Jacksonville and New Bern, near Maysville.
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I didn't think it was even a word, just grammatically incorrect.
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