It’s easy to take pot shots at an organization from the cheap seats. It’s even easier in the digital age, when that cheap seat is at your fingertips with a smartphone or at your house on your laptop.

That sense of being everywhere at once that the online realm gives us has cut down on the amount of real, in-person civic interaction that many communities used to have. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its lockdowns and social distancing, has made the divide between those who do and those who complain about those who do even wider.

Dwayne Fatherree is the community editor for The Daily Iberian. He can be reached at