Why do I think I need a blog?!?

Welcome to my first blog post.  I’ve been struggling with the results of the 2016 election.  I’ve been torturing my Facebook friends with political posts, but I really need a place to work through my thoughts and feelings about what’s going on in the world right now.

Not just to serve as my own form of therapy, but also to reach out to possible stimulate some reasoned debate and discussion.  It’s so easy to not engage with those who disagree– but what I need is to put out there my concerns, put them on paper for folks to argue to.  I know that there are very few issues facing our country that have black and white solutions.  It can be complicated.

I do believe that by exposing an idea for a solution to constructive input and criticism from people with other perspectives and especially those who disagree with you, you can eventually find a better solution than either party would come up with independently.

Maybe no one will ever read any of my posts, and that’s ok.  But if you do, and are willing to engage in open-minded discussion I welcome you.

I don’t know how active I’ll be here or whether everything here will be political.   But I expect to be writing about what’s currently keeping me up at night, what’s got me excited or scared or angry.

Welcome to this crazy journey!

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