Old Friends: Our 24th Anniversary

A photo of My Partner Jaime and I reflected on a sunny San Francisco Day in the window of a passing tour bus
My Partner, Jaime and I, reflected in the window of a passing tour bus. When I showed him this shot and asked him what he was thinking, he replied, “There he goes with that camera again.”

I met Jaime 24 years ago this week.

Yes, it was love at first sight and I know that sounds trite, but if it has ever
or will ever happen to then you will understand how profound it is.

We moved in together two months later and we have been together ever since.

He’s seen me through the darkest days of my illness; and I wept and grieved
with him when his Father sickened with cancer and died.

He is a proud Nicaraguan man and a proud citizen of the United States.

He is among my oldest and most trusted friends.

He is my partner and he is my joy.

Happy Anniversary, Jaime.

Happy Anniversary mi amore.

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“Do you vote?” She asked

Portrait of a young African-American woman who was working as a voter registration volunteer on Church Street in San Francisco
A young voter registration volunteer on Church Street.

#NationalVoterRegistrationDay was September 27th but it’s not too late to register.

Information for online Voter Registration:

Voter Registration Deadlines, State by State

USA.gov : Voter registration portal with links to State by State online registration sites.

Ballotpedia:  Another resource that let’s you quickly assess whether you can register online in your State.

The Brennan Center for Justice: A non-partisan resource for learning if your State has voter suppression laws in place, and what they are.

Winning the Vote: A History of Voting Rights: A history of the evolution of the right to vote in the United States.

This year we vote for the President and members of both Houses of Congress.

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We need your vote! Every vote counts!


If you live in the U.S. please feel free to reblog this post and share information for voters in your State in the comments section.

Thanks,

Rob Goldstein

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