Like many of us, I have a love-hate relationship with politics. It is especially difficult in a two-party system where neither Democrats nor Republicans seems to represent the majority of Americans that sit somewhere between the polar extremes represented. These differences seem especially pronounced during campaign season, which is already getting old even though the election is over eleven months away. One side benefit of pretirement in 2016 is a lack of contact with a news media that glories in sharing only the worst mudslinging, demagoguery, and blatant racism that is spouted by politicians. I surely won’t miss missing out on this campaign season. Good luck to the rest of you.