Thankfully, it is almost over. Election day is finally here, and the US finally has a chance to redeem itself. And after the last 8 years of creeping fascism and great damage to American democracy and separation of powers, now is my country’s chance to right itself. I am very hopeful (although still nervous) that Barack Obama will be elected with substantial majorities in congress. I am less sure of the prospects for defeating Proposition 8 in California. In my lifetime, I have never seen the intensity of action or felt the import of an election like this one. It will not be easy to undo the damage of the last 8 years, but if we are unable to chart a course in that direction I honestly won’t be comfortable living in my own country. I am on pins and needles, and await with some anxiety the returns. With the recent changes in DST (the US moving back and Argentina moving forward), I am now six hours ahead of California time. It is going to be a looooong night.