Good Morning Ted and Jody:
I had some difficulty getting to sleep last night; and then, I had difficulty staying asleep. I am very surprised at how the election outcome hit me and keeps on hitting me. I have no sense that the winner has any idea of what he is actually going to do, permitted under the Constitution to do, or can do. His campaign promises are not suggestive of a program or a path. They were too broad and general and designed to appeal to the unhappy. Then too, there is the sinking feeling that I am living in 1930 to 1933 Germany all compressed into one night. The reason for that feeling is the white American males have collectively risen and there is absolutely nothing anyone can do to mitigate their decision and the very probable consequences. You see, a good proportion of that electoral base does indeed harbor what they call politically incorrect beliefs and they harbor them very dearly. Do not get me wrong, it is entirely possible the winning candidate will do a job that is consistent with the printed values of our founding documents. Note, that I am not betting on that. I rather suspect we are in for a very rocky ride and I hope we are able to survive it.
I have those feelings for as a, supposedly trained political scientist, I have no idea of how to take any action or pattern of actions that can move things in a more positive or less destructive direction. There is a midterm two years off. The only thing I see at this point is to attempt to ensure that election is held in the traditional manner—fairly and openly with all allowed to participate.
Yesterday we had a bright sunny day with clouds moving in late; clouds that one could photograph. So, I went out about sunset (it was early before dinner) and shot the display.
Warmest regards, Ed It is interesting to see the way the photo-merge routine put the several shots together with some fuzziness in a couple of spots and truncation.