Well hello there again. I haven't written much since my last post mainly because of the results of November 8. I'm not alone in saying that it came as a complete shock but that was the shock related to losing a competition. In my mind, the days after the election have been much worse when the idea of what is happening has slowly sunk in. There have been numerous stories of horrible incidents that have left me wondering if the America that I've been living in has largely been a mirage. That there's this ugly underbelly that you always heard about but never in a million years did you think it would be allowed to surface. But, it's happened and I'm encouraged by the people who are rallying to fight for those things that we cherish about this country and excited about joining them.