Throughout 2016, the barometer hovered between “abandon hope” and “darkest timeline” settings. While certainly not the worst year in history, the hits (tragedies, attacks, deaths, errant tweets) kept on coming.
But on this, the last weekday of the year, let us pause to remember the good. Olympics. Space exploration. Pokemon Go. America isn’t part of the Commonwealth (despite my fervent hopes and recurring birthday wish), but I think this sums it up best:
To paraphrase Bill Withers, “Just the seven billion of us—we can make it if we try.”
On to 2017.