I am as politically active, informed, and passionate as I can be. I am not going to use my wine site to tell you how I am going to vote, or suggest how you should vote; but I am going to simply ask that you do vote.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 is Election Day throughout our nation. Please vote. If you haven’t mailed in your absentee ballot in yet, you can bring it in person to your county’s Registrar of Voters, or Clerk of Elections, office and turn in in to have your vote count.

My grandfather used to take me to the polling place where he voted, and I revered my grandfather, wanting to do many of the adult things he did. Listening to my grandfather tell me about the importance of voting, i wanted to vote.

When he was very young, I took my son with me to my polling place, and I hope I passed on my passion.

Simply, vote. If you have the opportunity to bring a child or grandchild with you to vote, do so if you can. You might ignite a spark of citizenship in a young person, and may find in the face of the child you bring with you the shape your votes might take. I like to think that my votes may make my town, county, state and nation better, not just for me now, but, for my son and the children he will have one day.

Thank you.