Today I glimpsed a possibility of a life beyond any ideology (idolotry) and it was good; confirmed something I'd sensed before and written about but had forgotten. Thus a sense of validation that perhaps (just perhaps) I am on the right path.
Today I also worked really hard to be a nurturing and loving father and husband (hint: if you're having to work that hard for it, its not working). That's ok. I give myself permission to make mistakes and don't hold it against me. Tomorrow after all is another day to begin again.
Finally this evening we noticed our neighbor with all the giant Romney signs in his front yard and the sign that says "anyone who steals these signs will be shot" no longer has any signs in his yard.