Young Monk at Siem Reap

Young Monk at Siem Reap

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.



About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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