HEY LOOK AT THESE LIME TORTILLA CHIPS I MADE FROM SCRATCH! It’s Election Day, but instead of ruminating on that: I read somewhere the other day, Somewhere? The where is now lost in the Soup of my brain, and I’ll probably never find the source, but I read that there’s a key difference between Optimism and Hope. Optimism is the blind belief that things will work out, it’s Sunny but perhaps disconnected, whereas Hope is not just believing that things will work out — but it’s seeing a path towards that better outcome, and either taking that path, or finding and seeing that path. Hope is an action. So is making your own Lime Tortilla chips, from scratch.