Donald Trump is now the president of the United States of America. I didn’t get much sleep last night. I was up late following the election results. I tried to go to bed early, but was wired by worry. It was a rough night, and I find myself reaching for hope this morning. Looking at my girls with doubt in my heart about the world they will inherit.
So. What to do. Keep working. Keep fighting for freedom. Keep trying to make the world a better place. I was reminded this morning of this quote by Utah Phillips:
The state can't give you freedom, and the state can't take it away. You're born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you assume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free...
Freedom ain’t free, and we were all reminded of that last night.
So. What am I going to do today? I’m going to redouble my efforts to shift the world toward better buildings, energy efficiency, and green energy. I am going to do whatever I can to make things better.