by liberal japonicus
If I were an editorial cartoonist, I'd probably draw an end of year cartoon that had the current year being wheeled out on a gurney, with EMTs pounding on his chest and preparing the paddles, while the incoming baby new year watches him being wheeled out with a WTF look. But given that I have not a scintilla of drawing ability, you will have to make do with the word image.
And though the world really seems to be going to hell in a handbasket, that isn't to say that my year has been crappy. No major illnesses or injuries, still have a job, still have a roof over my head. I suspect that as I get older, I'm just happy to make it through another year, whereas when I was younger, I would be upset I had such a boring year. And a younger self would probably be upset with the wish that they have a safe new year. The older me alternates between thinking that's the best we get and the best that we should expect. But to all of you who've come by and said something, or just read something here, I hope you've made it through the year intact and the next year will be more of the same.
At any rate, here is a thread to tell everyone what kind of year it has been and maybe predict what kind of year it will be. Have at it.