Had some sweets today at a favorite place in Portland: Cacao. Chocolate made drinkable. Cause for thought about our indulgences in life and what we strive for. I am a religious Christian and place high value on Word of God, but it is very easy to see practical reasons to not exercise belief and the discussion of it. What do we need to be as a people in a society to keep freedom and healthy relationships?
I am encouraged to hear that the State Department Judge Robart temporarily blocked an executive order from the President on visas. Judicial and Legislative branches have an incredible opportunity to shape the democratic republic that is the United States of America during the next 3 years or so. American freedom is tied heavily to our ability to cooperate with foreign countries, and I hope that the United States will continue to be a nation that encourages international trade and multicultural dialog.