I've been pretty quiet in this space as we process the results of the election and look ahead to the next four years. I've been hesitant to say much about what these results mean to us in a public place because there's a lot of empty rhetoric out there. I am saddened, certainly, but not hopeless or fearful. And I realize that the world doesn't need more anger or blame - it needs more grace, respect and responsibility for change.
I am always proud to call this country home. I am in awe of those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms (including the right to vote).