Hi everyone. The election season is upon us and passions are running high on both sides. As you know, I’m not a shrinking violet regarding the expression of my feelings regarding what’s happening in the U.S. As such, you will be seeing more politically-themed posts from me over the next couple of months, and I welcome ALL comments and discussion. As usual my one request is that people keep it civil. That means no personal insults, no name calling, no nasty innuendos from anyone. If you disagree with something I write or with a comment from someone, speak up. But argue with facts, not attacks. I think it’s important to have safe places to express different views and I hope By Hook Or By Book will always be one of those.