What a day!  Long lines at the convenience store and traffic jammed up by an accident on the way to the polls.  Yes, I bought Powerball tickets and voted in the Texas Primary, two very similar actions in that they both arouse equal sentiments of hope and futility.

But voting seemed especially important, since I’m going away for a week.  Yes, I’ll be back by election day (and here's your voting information below):

But...

Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson used to talk about the election day when she had a car mishap on the way to vote.  She said all she could think as she rolled into a country ditch was she should have voted absentee. (It was one of LBJ’s early and very close elections). 

It impressed upon me that every vote does count, if you make sure it does.