I managed to do something to my wrist last weekend. I don’t know what exactly but it got worse and worse all week until Thursday it was so swollen and painful I couldn’t make it to the end of the day and had to leave work early. On the bright side, I had Friday off already which turned out to be a good thing because it only got worse. In fact it hurt so much I went to the urgent care and anybody that knows me knows I never go to the doctor so that should tell you a little something about how much it hurt.

So the result of all this is that I’m wearing a splint on my right hand which makes it really difficult to type (or do much of anything actually) so I’m dictating this on my tablet. I don’t know how great a job this is going to do so let me apologize ahead of time for any typos or other mistakes this thing makes. It’ll probably be better than my typing.

Fortunately as usual I don’t have much to say anyway –  there certainly isn’t enough time to list everybody we lost this year  – but I did want to take the opportunity to wish everybody a Happy New Year. Considering who “real America” elected President, I don’t have high expectations for 2017 but I certainly hope it’s not as bad as it seems like it’s almost certainly going to be.

Let’s just hope we’re all still here at this time next year – we’re gonna need each other to make it all the way through to 2021.