If you’ve been a reader of this blog, it will be no surprise that I’m in the camp that’s happy Biden won. I am also keenly aware that nearly half of our country feels as bereft and depressed as I did when Trump won 4 years ago. I am saddened by this divide.

I think the bigger question is how does America get off this seesaw. Is the political rift so deep and irreparable that we really need to figure out how to become two countries?

Or is there a way back to civility, reasoned discussion, politicians on both sides of the aisle who can compromise for the good of the country and fact-based news instead of info-tainment, so that we can become, once again, a country that can stand together?

I think this is the question of the 21st century.

Can we put aside our political hatred for the “other” and realize there is no “other?” There is only “us.” All of us. And we’re all in this together. We need to start behaving that way.

One of the first steps is to not blindly accept any politician’s or “news” stations’ point of view. To not be afraid of hearing the truth, even if it goes against “our party’s” agenda. To know that it’s up to us to do our own fact-checking. It’s up to us to figure out how to stand together.

One nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.