Tuesday, November 6

this land is your land

As a Canadian citizen and a permanent resident of the US, I do not have the privilege to vote in this, or any, election, and I find myself a little uneasy and anxious as my neighbors head to the polls today to decide the fate of the country I call home for the next four years. It isn't my intention to get political on you today--other than to say, please vote according to your deepest convictions, even if they aren't the same as mine. But since I cannot make my voice be heard by casting a ballot, I thought I'd share instead two of my favorite voices, that of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist of Over The Rhine, sing If A Song Could Be President from their 2007 album The Trumpet Child. Please take a moment to listen. For good or for ill, this will all be over tomorrow, and for that, truly. I am grateful.


  1. hi there, i am checking in on the giveaway winner. i sent you a note on that post but did not hear back. i should have received an email from you, but did not! so just wondering what you need from me so you could send me the book. thanks!

    1. Ranya, I'm so sorry we're having a hard time connecting! I've made several attempts to contact you via email. Now I see that my reply to your second comment on the giveaway post isn't showing up. Grrr! Can you please email me at fannypriest AT gmail DOT com so we can get this all straightened out and get you your prize! Hope all is well with you. xo

    2. Thanks. Just did. Don't you love cyberspace. I was getting worried that something had happened, like you were hit by Sandy, or affected by it. Good to know its a glitch. Oh we'll!

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