Are y’all seeing what I’m seeing? Is civility finally making a comeback? Is it because of a backlash against Trump and his incivility?

First, some states decide to stick to their plans to lower car exhaust emissions and increase gas mileage even though the federal government has lately weakened the environmental laws requiring it. (Not exactly civility, perhaps, but still putting individuals’ welfare above corporate greed.)

Then some corporations voluntarily decide to work toward paying more attention to the welfare of the buying public than to their own well-being. So far, just lip service, but a start! Then smaller groups (such as Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia business conglomerate) decide to foster civility in small ways in which even individuals with home printers can encourage kindness in their neighborhoods. From tiny seeds …

And now Cindy McCain is making an impassioned plea for others to follow John McCain’s example.

I trust there are many more examples of the tide turning toward national civility than I am aware of.

The dichotomy is that without some tempered incivility on the part of most Democrats, and some break-away Republicans, in pointing out our current national problems, awareness would  not have been raised to the point that the tide seems to be turning. At least I hope it is turning.I hope the US is finally repudiating every unscrupulous principle that President Trump fosters.


Image Credit: the caricature of Donald Trump created by DonkeyHotey (flickr/CC).

Wanda Wilson

Wanda Wilson

After earning a PHT (Putting Hubby Through) degree from the University of Alabama, while secretary-ing for the Dean of Men, and postponing my turn at college because I have not yet decided what I want to be when I grow up, I discovered no degree was necessary to live the life I love -- which includes antiques and collectibles (the selling of); folk art and crafts (the practicing of) and teaching (twenty-plus years of classes through the Continuing Education Department of Columbus State University where I shared my interests in organizational skills, various crafts, decorating, stenciling and faux finishes.)

My husband John, a professional artist (, and I live in a home we designed in the woods on Oak Mountain, in Harris County, near Hamilton, GA. After years of travel to art shows and exhibitions, our favorite pastime now is bad-weather dodging, where we throw a few clothes in a suitcase on short notice and head to wherever the tornados or hurricanes are NOT aiming! Any excuse for an impromptu trip! We are probably the only Southerners who look forward to a stormy weather warning!