When I approached SDGLN.com about writing a health column from the perspective of Oriental medicine, I was sure I had an abundance of things to say - and write about. Yet, when I sat down to write, I wondered if what I wanted to write had anything in common with what people in our community are thinking about, dealing with, and wanting to read. Let’s start with more general topics and wait for feedback, I thought. Then I thought about this month’s elections, and I felt dismayed. Ah, there’s my topic!