It wasn't the best of times, although there were good moments to enjoy.
2014 was more CRAZY than anything, and tragic with the scale of death and war both here and abroad.
The coming year doesn't hold much promise. With the Republicans in full control of Congress, there's the dread of them delving further into the wingnut hate against Obama, with all the risks (for them and for our nation) that entails. We haven't resolved our issue of out-of-control police, and while the fighting has officially ended in Afghanistan it really hasn't, while Syria remains in Year Four (FIVE?) of its civil war with ISIL leveling carnage in there and in Iraq, with Libya's civil war stewing and due to get worse. There's still the Ukraine/Russia standoff, the Greek debt crisis (alongside the ongoing EU recession), and the ebola crisis in West Africa.
One can hope that sanity for 2015 is on its way, that it can't stay this crazy forever. But the social and political and natural forces are out of control right now. Just hang on tight to the roller coaster safety bar and pray for a safe ride.
On a personal note: I am invested in getting a novel written soon soon very soon, to keep up with all the epublishing I've been doing lately. For this political blog, I am looking at doing something I really shouldn't do: diving into the 2016 primary madness and using Professor James David Barber's Presidential Character traits to map out the major candidates to determine which ones are Active-Positive (yay) and which ones are Active-Negative (ack) and which ones are Passive-Positive (meh). Passive-Negatives are so rare it's unlikely. Anyhoo, that's my projects for next year.
See you on the other side of the calendar.