I have been hoping that our society would learn a lot through this year of change. I really hope we have. How to commute less. How to support front-line workers better. How to do so many things differently. How to cook more vs. going out to eat. How to take better care of our health both mental and physical. I know it's been a hard year - and, returning to where we were before the pandemic is a recipe for climate change to wipe us out. We have to make so many changes. So fast. The "baby bust" is a positive, if you ask me. Fewer people on this planet would be a great thing.
I know we all want to return to many of the ways life was before the pandemic, but I really hope we don't. Some of my takeaways - and they keep coming, changing by the day: we all need to stay put more. Doesn't that sound awful? Well, really, it's not. Flying less, driving less - it's what's for dinner :)
One last way I'm trying to make a difference is by returning to something I've had a lot of fun with in the past. Making short "educational" videos. I'm still ramping up and learning a program I've used for this in the past. If you visit my youtube channel you can view some of my recent creations. Be gentle as I'm just getting started. One of my big goals is to create some "deprogramming" videos. To help get the Q-anons out of the hold of the conspiracy theories they are captivated and guided by. Here's one, though, where I ask about whether there might be an Oregon Country Fair this year. If you have an idea for a script - send it my way!