Okay. The election dust has settled. And, that’s right, I decided not to ask for a recount. (Didn’t want the country any more divided than it is.) Also it was apparent, at least to our campaign staff, that Russia didn’t try to manipulate the election in my favor either. So, time to accept the results — as I have the four past campaigns — and move on… In the last couple months, I’ve continued on with my “average Joe” life. Before the weather got too cold, we finished painting the exterior of a house on Spring Street in Bluffton. It was done in a rather distinctive “prairie green.” I couldn’t help but think how nice the White House would look with this color. (It’s been white for soooo long! Maybe when I get there…) Actually the color would be emblematic, in part, of our administration’s paradigm around developing a much ‘greener’ U.S. Unlike the incoming Trump administration, we (along with a host of scientists) believe global warming, for instance, is a real and imminent threat. And our energy position paper outlines a series of steps we’d take (based on some extremely tried programs), to help reverse global warming, quick!