I was among the 301,500 Georgians who set a record Monday for runoff election voting.
Waiting at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center, where I believed the line would be shorter than at other sites I tried, I saw a sign for Tech's Center for Relativistic Astrophysics.
Beam me up Scottie: at the site of cosmic Einstein studies, we had to stand for more than an hour to vote in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
Perhaps someday a bright young Tech engineer will invent an app to allow us to cast our ballots from home.
The afternoon was pleasant, and it was heart-warming to see so many Georgia Tech students voting. Downtown Atlanta's skyline rose majestically into the brilliant blue sky. Nearby, the Coca-Cola building gave silent testimony to Atlanta's commercial history.
Thanks to the valiant poll workers, true American heroes, the line moved quickly.
At last reaching the Ferst Center lobby, I saw a video presentation on a TV screen of a Georgia Tech multimedia project that had won the Smithsonian Institution's People's Choice Award.
In partnership with Auburn University, the multimedia project on display at Tech's Architecture Department examined Bloody Sunday at Selma in 1965, a major turning point in the civil rights movement.
The exhibit is titled "Walking in History's Footsteps." Those of us voting also walked in those footsteps.