Walking into Town Hall, before I even knew what I might run for, I did gain a vote from a man I didn’t recognize, perhaps due to his shades and the visor pulled down over his brow. When he held the door open for me, I said, “Thank you.”
Instead of “You’re welcome” — or, speaking of brain-dead, “No problem” — he said, “Keep writing!” A nice vote of confidence, but it won’t count in Newbury’s town election.
It’s not grave enough.
Jack Garvey of Plum Island can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and he approves this message.