This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


November 10, 2022

I write to you this week as a true American.

Yes, I can guess what you're thinking, but it's true.

I know I already pledged to the flag and took my tests and learned lots of new things, and I already hung my first flag. You're right, I've been living here and partaking of American traditions and lifestyle, and I was doing that even before I was granted my citizenship.

But today, I did something that I have not been allowed to do for over a decade of living in this nation.

I voted.

I made my way to the courthouse, presented my identification, took my ballot and made marks upon it with flou...

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