As omicron surges, Christmas—that vivid and wintry vacation that atheists, agnostics, and Christians alike are likely to get pleasure from—looms. Internationally, those that get pleasure from an enormous meal, a glowing tree, and exchanging presents (although not essentially these of different faiths, no matter what Big Lie Guy says), have some very exhausting decisions to make.
To be merry with family members, or keep residence with Netflix, soccer (Go Browns!), and the smallest ham one can discover? No one needs to finish up one other COVID-19 statistic, irrespective of how delicate omicron might be for these vaccinated and boosted. But that FOMO looms massive a yr after this wily and lethal virus shut down our lives and this year-end marathon of holidays for nearly everybody. It’s exhausting to not wish to be cautious after we know simply how unhealthy issues could be, and proceed to be taught simply how a lot the final president actively made it worse.
We’re additionally persevering with to be taught simply how devious and determined that Trump fellow and his minions as 2020 got here to finish, and it grew clearer than ever (and it was all the time clear) that Joe Biden was transferring into the White Home. It’s odd to so many people that democracy appears to have discovered a good friend within the daughter of Dick fucking Cheney of all individuals, however it’s additionally thrilling to see her work with Democrats in direction of our shared objective of justice and free and honest elections. It’s inconceivable to not watch her cautious shows and muse on the place they could lead us.
Historical past’s tackle these moments in time is but to come back, however the battle on reality-based training hit a peak in Floriday, even because the congressional struggle to protect voting rights resumes (after the vacation break, anyway).
As we race towards 2022, I can solely want the perfect for our nation in disaster, and pleasure and security to every of you.