5 Things I Don’t Want to See in 2022

Dr. Tanya asks us to list 5 things we don’t want to see in 2022.

1. I don’t want to see Donald Trump get away with having almost destroyed the American democracy.

What I do want to see is Donald Trump being arrested, tried, convicted, and incarcerated. Along with all of the others who schemed, planned, and participated (and are still participating) in the Big Lie and the attempt to overturn the election of Joe Biden in 2021.

2. I don’t want to see Republicans taking back control of Congress in the midterm elections in November.

What I do want to see is American voters recognizing that, should Republicans gain control of Congress, that could be the last nail in the coffin of our democracy.

3. I don’t want to see COVID-19 and its variants continue to plague humanity.

What I do want to see is people willing to get vaccinated and to mask up so that we might finally put this pandemic behind us.

4. I don’t want to see continued complacency around climate change.

What I do want to see are definitive actions by governments around the world to abate the devastation that continuing on the path we’re on with respect to climate change will lead to.

5. I don’t want to see a decision by the Supreme Court that would, for all intents and purposes, overturn Roe v Wade and make abortions illegal in the United States.

What I do want to see is a recognition that women have equal rights, especially when it comes to managing their own reproductive health, and that the ultimate decision a woman makes about her pregnancy is a personal and private one.

Who Won the Week — 01/02/2022

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

2021 is finally over. According to aUSA TODAY/Suffolk University poll of Americans conducted last week, people were not happy with 2021. In response to an open-ended question to describe 2021 in a single word, just 14% offered adjectives that were positive, assuming “exciting” is a good thing. The rest chose various versions of bad, from “catastrophe” and “chaos” to “frightening” and “failure.”

But the good news is that, when asked to come up with one word that best describes their mood about 2022, close to half of Americans said “hopeful.”

All I can say is that it’s a good thing I wasn’t included in that survey, as that would not have been a word I would have chosen.

Be that as it may, my Who (or What) Won the Week winner this week is hopefulness.

What one word would you choose to describe your outlook about 2022?

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?


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