Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thinking of everyone in Scotland (and really across the UK, since it affects you tremendously even if you don't get a vote) today and marveling how far we've come: approximately 250 years ago, our ancestors had to go to war to declare independence from England and today it is being decided at an election booth. I can't help but think that's progress, whatever the result is. I'm not personally vested either way--my paternal Scottish ancestors left the homeland not too long after Mary, Queen of Scots, beheaded one of them--and can't even predict which way it will go. Though, apparently in independence votes, 88% of the time the people opt in favor of it. I guess we'll know tomorrow, even if the real changes will be awhile in coming.