In the United States we have federal elections every two years and today is that day for 2018. I work hard to keep my political beliefs out of this blog. I respect every belief that is based on careful consideration of the facts. It can seem daunting to be a single citizen with a single vote in a system of power plays and big money on all sides. On this day, your vote counts just like any other citizen. If you fail to use it, you throw it away. Vote to express your values and your priorities. Every American citizen should vote. Please do so.