on citizenship

My current picture of citizenship:

— I’m serving on a jury of a criminal case. Unlike most of my friends, I was not interested in trying to get off the jury. If I’m ever on trial for anything, I would want intelligent, working people to decide my verdict.

— I’m horrified that San Francisco is spending “tens of millions of dollars” on increased security measures to protect our landmarks at the same time I’m helping nonprofits who provide key human services to prepare for severe budget cuts.

— Election signs are starting to go up around the city and I didn’t even know an election was coming. I worry that people may be less willing to vote after the last fiasco when we ended up with our bellicose president.

…. I’m mostly feeling exhausted.

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