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Declaring Candidacy

It is early June in Maine.  The grass is green, the vegetable plants are starting to raise their new little heads from our garden soil, and the ads on TV for the plethora of gubernatorial primary candidates are blaring.

I’m sick of it already.  (Not the garden part.)  I find no problem with the large numbers of folks making a bid for office.  They range from the possibly-too-political to the novice businessperson, and who knows?  Maybe there’s a gem in there somewhere.  It seems every candidate for governor uses the same tired phrases over and over again, some of which we hear so often that we don’t even stop – to think – if it makes sense.

Here’s the latest one that sends me flying

Advice? Are you kidding me?

No, I’m not.

Hey – everyone has advice to give.  You might as well hear mine.  I’m not saying it’s good.  But I’ve been a Mom, a daughter, an aunt, a sister, a Grandma, a wife, an ex-wife, a wi…well, anyway…and a nurse for many years, and people seem to ask me for advice a lot.  I know.  I don’t get it either.  So aside from reminding you to brush your teeth and get enough sleep, I’d also be happy to help with your life issues involving relationships, parenting, and daily struggles, from the sublime to the ridiculous.