When I posted yesterday’s entry, it occurred to me that I hadn’t updated these pages in more than a year. Not a single word. The entirety of 2020 has come and gone. Between death on a worldwide scale and the crisis that led to an attempted coup of the federal government, there’s been nothing in my own experience that compares. Any successes or setbacks in my own life are shamefully petty in light of what everyone else has endured. Millions are dead. Faith in our leadership has been shattered. My personal inconveniences (and that’s all they are, inconveniences) amount to very little. So I’ll neither share nor complain, and focus on the future instead with hope and determination. The new year can–and will–be better than the last. It’s up to us. We can’t do otherwise.