I’m always humbled and honored by my American citizenship.  My dad was a Marine.   2001 – A Space Odyssey was the first movie I went to as a kid where we didn’t sing along with the national anthem before the movie started – only because it was my first visit to a civilian theater .  I was stunned that night.  Tonight I’m even more stunned.

As I type this message, I’m listening to a very honorable man commit his support to his political opponent and urge his supporters to follow suit.   Before turning in, I’ll hear another very honorable man accept his new responsibilities.

At this moment, I’m in awe of both men.   I’m full of gratitude to them both for the sacrifices they have made and will make on my behalf.

And I’m full of hope.