Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don’t!

Black Cat at Sarobia

Black Cat at Sarobia

Halfway through October already, I can’t believe how fast this year is cruising past.

The weather has been marvelous: warm during the day and chilly at night.

I’m killing time writing while waiting to capture this evening’s rising of the full Hunter’s Moon at the riverfront, getting in the weekly entry to my journal before the deadline.

At a little past midnight will be when the moon is at its fullest. They are calling this one a “super moon,” when the orb will be closest to the Earth during its travel around our planet.

In other news, the presidential election in the US is a little over three weeks away. It’s a shame that we are left with two candidates who are the most unpopular than any other in previous memory, at least since I’ve been voting, for which my first occasion was the following year after the 26th Amendment to the Constitution lowered the voting age to 18 in 1971.

Richard Nixon (R) and George McGovern (D) were the major two choices at the time, not to mention John Hoppers of the Libertarian party for a third. Talk about feeling like a dinosaur.

A friend on Social Media compared this forthcoming election to when he was a kid, and the doctor asked him where he wanted the shot, in his arm or in the butt? Either way, he thought, would hurt regardless.

I’m so tired of all the mudslinging that’s prevalent. What ever happened to candidates’ discussing the important issues of the day? Seems like all that’s brought up anymore in debates is how the other candidate sucks, is dishonest, is a lecher, etc.

It will be such a welcome change when Election Day is over, although the outcome may be a disaster for the country.

Not revealing my choice, however poor it may be, I’ll be voting my conscience and hoping for the best.

OK, that’s it for now. I’m going to head out to capture the full moon on the rise. I’ll post some pictures here later and add to the word count of this essay, which has fallen short of my regular 500 words..

Thanks for stopping by and for your continued support. Please get out and vote on November the 8th. Don’t let this election slip by because of animosity. Your vote does count.

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Back again, I’ve been sorting through the shots taken at the Delaware Riverbed in Andalusia, looking across to Delanco, NJ, over 140 of them. It’s tough picking out the best.

The following are just a few I have already edited thus far:

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Once all the others from this evening are sorted, I’ll be posting them on Pinterest. You can find the respective board by clicking here.

I decided to wear my hoodie under my leather jacket for the jaunt to the riverfront, first time since last spring. Glad I did. The wind picked up and it was quite chilly. A video of captures from this evening will follow here in the near future.

Have a great weekend. Until next time, cheers.

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As mentioned previously, here’s the video of the Full Hunter’s Super Moon:

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About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at Lulu.com.
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