Hi there readers,
It’s been a while since we got a chance to catch up with you. Truth be told, academics and working exclusively on the web as a result of the Covid-19 shift to all-digital function has us turned off for a bit from the online writing habits we used to hold. The good news is, the semester is coming to a close, and the election in the USA has us hopeful that things are changing (for the better). Regardless of what side of the aisle you’re on or observe from, the status quo is being challenged.
We observed history this week. We watched as a pivotal election was prolonged over nearly a week’s span. And then it turned into a ‘blue wave’ with the swing of three neck-and-neck states for electoral votes, yielding Joe Biden as our 46th president. It’s a rather interesting angle to watch from- seeing half of the population enraged and believing that the voting system is ‘rigged’ and someone cheated, with the other half celebrating and dancing in the streets of every major city from coast to coast.
It’s all quite a polarization. I wonder where the ‘united’ part of the states comes back into play. I wonder if the ‘good old days’ best facets can truly be ressurected without the atrocities of racism, discrimination, and hate. All we can do, darling readers, is sit back and watch. Observe. Listen. And decide how best to conjure up a sense of community from the damaged hearts and hurting populations that shared their stories of impact from the last four years.
Cheers darlings. And please- be the change you want to see. We will be bringing you some uplifting news as we follow a live restoration of a local farmstead from the ground up as the year carries on. Take care of yourselves, your neighbors, and everyone. Blessings aplenty.