For the past year, our "normal" has been masks, hand-washing, social distancing, hand sanitizer, and avoiding people indoors. Before the pandemic, our normal was 4 years of a nightmare president, who was a firehose of outrage. Everyday was a challenge to pick which one to write about. Before that we had 6 years of one of the best presidents in my lifetime, who had to contend with a Republican Congress when trying to get anything done.
And now?.... Now the pandemic isn't over, but Spring is in the air, and there is a spring in our step. A huge number of our fellow countrymen have been vaccinated. There is a competent, level-headed man in the White House, a woman
as vice-president, and Congress is in Democratic hands. We can see plenty of good things happening over the next couple years. What a great feeling (almost like 2008-2010).