It will be a stormy L.A. election day for the first time in years. Will rain hurt turnout?
I’m sitting here in my office last Wednesday afternoon, writing and reading campaign biographies and polls. It was a relatively quiet day with no breaking news, no big issues, no election night party. But I’m not writing about that. I’m here for a different reason.
I have a book deadline coming up. The book I’m currently reading is The End of the World Party: A Christian Apologetics Handbook for the Twenty-first Century. And I’m pretty sure that my deadline has already been set by the publisher, so I’m pretty much just putting this off till later.
But I’ve got a deadline to keep myself busy, so I’m keeping my eyes open for any interesting developments in the news, and I’m keeping my ear to the ground, learning everything I can about whatever the outcome may be — both for my book and for the election.
So, I am now sitting at my desk on Tuesday morning, looking out the window at the gorgeous LA weather and watching the skies, trying to see what’s going to happen.
And then I remember: It could be worse. And I’m surprised by that.
The LA we live in is a mess. On the one hand, we have a beautiful city, rich with culture and history, and on the other hand, we have an enormous amount of poverty and crime, and a lot of really dark places. We have a lot of violence in the streets.
And here’s the thing about that — LA is a mess. It’s a very, very, very hot, crowded place, and when you live there, you have to deal with all of that, but on top of that, it’s pretty hard to be truly comfortable.
So, maybe we could be better. Maybe we could be more peaceful. Maybe we could be more civil.
And maybe, just maybe, when everyone looks around and sees how many other people are having