The 24-hour cable news stations won't stop babbling about it. Your Facebook friends won't stop raging about it. And idiot pols won't stop tweeting about it. These days, there's no escaping it ? and you know exactly what it is: politics.

Tired of feeling frustrated, I wanted to get involved. There's big stuff going on ? 24 candidates and more each time I edit this article ? and I didn't want it all to pass me by. I began poking around my rural area 70 miles north of Houston, looking for ideas how someone with MS could participate from a wheelchair. The folks at my local ADAPT know how to get things done in the accessibility and medical spaces, but I wondered about other opportunities in addition. Maybe my journey will give you ideas in your area.

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