"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought." Emily Dickinson
This, from Next Draft, reminds me that I should start collecting stories where the United States could learn a lot from supposedly backwards countries. Is S***hole countries too inflammatory a tag?
"Indian law says no one should have to travel more than 2 kilometers (about 1.25 miles) to vote. So poll workers have fanned out across the country, setting up polling stations wherever there's even a tiny settlement. They trek through the jungle to bring voting machines to a man who lives alone in a lion-infested forest in the western state of Gujarat, and climb to nearly 15,000 feet above sea level to set up a polling station for 12 residents of a village in the northern province of Leh." The polls have opened in the world's largest democracy. (And they'll stay open over the next five weeks.)