Your friends at Cottonmouth are taking some time off during the holidays, but we will be back if a story breaks that we wish to share. Rest assured, we will return for the legislative session in January. While the political heat (hopefully) cools along with the temperatures this fall, it is important to remember why you are reading this post in the first place.
Cottonmouth is a forum designed to be a conduit of ideas that advances public discourse over a host of issues. Sure, many of us are guilty of using blogs to see who's up/who's down or who's right/who's wrong. There are some who do not agree with my viewpoints or the viewpoints of my co-authors, but that is part of the process. We can agree to disagree through fact-based discourse. I am thankful that we continue to have the opportunity to impact policy discussions. It is ultimately up to voters and policy makers to determine the best course of action as she or he sees the evidence.
Another year is about to conclude, but we still have time to enjoy 2015. As we gather with family and friends this holiday season, cherish the company you are blessed to have. Watch a football game. Go see a movie. Donate some time to a charity. Retell funny stories about a loved one. Live in the moment. Most of all, let's be good to one another.