After three weeks of travel in Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, I returned to learn that while we were flying home, Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States.* I make a point of not writing about politics in this blog; there are plenty of people who write thoughtfully about our political situation, so I stick to interests of mine that I think will appeal to my readers. I do, however, care deeply about my country and its future and am trying to foresee what a Trump presidency will mean for our democracy. It’s difficult to be optimistic. In case you missed it, here is a link to Kate McKinnon’s opening to Saturday Night Live.It’s unforgettable. And as she says, “I’m not giving up and neither should you.”
*We voted via absentee ballot.