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The Times They Are A-Changin’

I’ve been glued to the box on this US election night, watching the results as they emerge. Donald Trump just hauled in a 12 point lead in Ohio, and traditionally the way Ohio goes, the country goes. God help us all. Unbelievable. We might be facing an entirely different world tomorrow, and for months and years to come. Already the stock markets are plummeting. I’m in touch with disbelief and raw fear. I can only pray my ill forebodings will be proven wrong.

This is far more shocking than any episode of West Wing or House of Cards. This is for real. – How on earth did messages of hate, separation, protectionism, greed, divisiveness, and pure egotism get such a profound grip on so many?

As I go to bed it still remains uncertain who will be inaugurated as the next US president on January 20th, 2017. I still nurture a small hope I will not be waking up in the morning to news causing me to want to go back to bed again.

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