Enough Celebration, Let’s Get 2022 Going

We are beginning the first full week of 2022. The thing about a new year is the unknown. Sure, you can keep thinking about tomorrow, but it is a blend of daydreams and nightmares. In my corner of the world, the weather is trying to be all four seasons in one day. New Year’s Day was stormy, wet, and warm but winter weather is rumored for the beginning of this week. I am hoping work will start strong because that will set the tone for the year. Of course, we shall see what happens. It’s been good to have the new year’s celebrations on a weekend so the new year can get going in earnest on Monday morning. But let’s not rush Monday. No one wants that. The new year is just getting started, it’s time to get to living and working and all that jazz.

A Short 2021 Reflection

This year has been tough and for many just terrible. Everyone has been impacted in one way or another. So much has happened and it’s hard to keep up with it. Just ask our friends and neighbors how life has changed. COVID and all that goes with it have worn on us all and taken the lives of so many. Cultural and political upheaval are changing life in our neighborhoods and the world.

My friends, there have been so many other things that have challenged us and I am thinking we are just trying to survive and hope one day to thrive again. In the coming year be good to yourself, your friends, your community because we need 2022 to be better than the previous two years.

Hello Again Good People, Farewell 2021

After a few days away I have returned to usher 2021 to the scrap heap of history. It was a rough year but we made it through for the most part.

I will be posting and sharing more in the coming days and renewing my connection to my blogging community. I hope you all are doing well and are ready for a new start and a new year 2022.

Grace and peace to you all. Let’s finish 2021 strong then focus on the future.

Love, your friend Tony

Being Woke

Being woke in my humble opinion is being aware of the life and sufferings of others. It’s also having concern for the well-being of others. Sure, it’s easy to just ignore all the stuff going on in the world but I believe that having some sympathy and empathy for the plight of our fellow human beings is a good thing. Wokeness is a byproduct of people being tired of injustice, oppression, and being discriminated against.

I have always thought that “political correctness” is more akin to demanding people be treated better and recognizing their differences should not disqualify their participation in society. It’s also just exercising politeness and courtesy and that is a basic human need.

I hope that we can return to being civil and making our world communities better places. We so desperately need some goodness in this place we call our global home.