People keep saying that this was the worst year ever. From a certain point of view, that’s probably right. We’ve all struggled with a global pandemic that’s killed hundreds of thousands here in the U.S. and which the country itself has wholly failed to confront on any kind of serious, rational basis. We’ve all been trapped in our homes, and like you, I’ve watched my kids struggle with the isolation of remote-schooling and quarantine. We went through months and months where we didn’t even have sports to distract us, and even now, we still can’t actually go out to anything, save in limited, inherently isolating ways. We suffered through race riots, war scares, and an economic collapse that, let’s be honest, may yet get exponentially worse. My own wife lost her job this year -- twice -- and my favorite professional wrestler just died.
I gotta be honest, though. I’m trying to keep it all in perspective.