. . . and if you read them, you have an opportunity to vote for your favorite HERE. That’s also where you can find links to the stories so that — you know — you can read them before you vote.

Yes, we’re steeped in the current and against that backdrop, reading a few stories on this blog is not a priority. on the other hand, maybe you’re one of them people who are bored out of their skulls and latch on to any distraction.

Or, you’re working from home and your break is coming up — the fourth break of the last hour, or two less than when you’re at work. Meaning, you’re behind and without co-workers to distract you, reading a story or two may be the perfect substitute.