There are those days that you envision years in the future, knowing that it will happen, yet it always feels so distant.

Well, yesterday, one of those moments arrived: my name, on an absentee ballot, telling me to mail in my vote.

I spent just a good five minutes staring at this piece of paper, trying to process the fact that I will have a vote on Super Tuesday this year (March 3rd), the date of California’s…