What a year it has been. Personally, 2016 was pretty good. Our child is now walking and talking constantly, mostly about Thomas the Tank Engine. Some of my brothers got married (one literal, two figurative). I developed a fairly consistent note-taking habit, first with Workflowy and then with some Field Notes. Probably worth its own post at a later date.
Having a toddler means I don’t get out as much as I used to, so my Official Dad Best-Of–2016 awards go to Deadpool, the new Ghostbusters, and the newest season of The Venture Brothers. Rogue One was also pretty good.
The Rest Of The World
Professionally, and for the world in general, it has been a goddamn nightmare.
Here’s my list of (mostly terrible) things that happened, month by month, with some good tweets for flavor. I’ll try to avoid the elephant in the room.
- these jamokes
- RIP Bowie
- Michael Bay made a goddamn Benghazi movie
- Pokemon Go begins corrupting our youth
- There is no good way to say all lives matter
- What it looks like when hate gets rebranded
- RIP George Michael
- RIP Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
And I’m pretty sure nothing else happened. May we all take these lessons into the next year, lest history repeats.