If you’re a person who did something worthwhile this year—be happy about what you did. I’m seeing “people” on Twitter saying that we should be quiet about our various achievements out of respect to those who have suffered losses. Uh, no. Doing good work in the face of adversity is a positive fucking thing. So go brag.
(I'll start. My bragging: I zoom taught good classes, I wrote a big part of a new book, I did well in seclusion, I didn’t get sick).
My prediction for the coming year: things, whatever things are, all things, any things, will get worse before they get better.
But! As my boys The Clash once said, “The future is unwritten.”