And so there I was, just before midnight on December 31, 2017, Pacific Time, reflecting that since he was sworn into office, Donald Trump has proven himself to be exactly what he appeared to be during his Presidential campaign: a foul, erratic, amoral, nasty-tempered, childishly narcissistic, dangerous,
And the world, though greatly the worse for wear from a year ago, is still here. Donald Trump, though he's alienated our allies, engendered ill-will and eroded our standing in the world, though he continues to antagonize North Korea, threatening to start a nuclear war over who knows what, he hasn't pulled us into Armageddon.
And though under Donald Trump our bad angels - ignorance, economic inequality, white supremacy, intolerance against minorities, immigrants and the LGBTQ community are in their ascendancy - resistance to these national evils is alive,
The headlines on December 31 read that United States and North Korea,
Does anybody know over what?
Still, here we are, and there's life there's hope.
So last night, during final hours of 2016, I once again made the same resolution as last year to take the coming year one day at a time, and on the last night of December one year from now to look back over the events of 2018 and recall where the world was at the beginning of the year and see where it is at the end, and in the meantime to do what I can, in my own little way, to make it a better place.
Happy New Year. May we all be fine.