A Look Back at My 2016

Now that it is a new year, I thought it was prudent to take a look back at 2016. In my regular life, it may have been my best year yet: I got engaged, had several career high points and generally had many good things happen.

Between this blog and my Twitter, I’ve been happy with the results. I’ve grown to 1200 Twitter followers and have had 16,600 views on this blog across 50 posts since I moved to my own domain in February. It is a modest success, but I’m happy to have a group of people interested in what I have to say.

This has been a year where I’ve read many good books and learned many new things. I’ve been enjoying reading the Harvard Classics, interspersed with other works.

As to my own political development, I’ve found myself not so much changing any positions as balancing between wanting to eliminate the carcinogens of society and seeking to rebuild society into something better.

Of course, the election of Donald Trump was a triumphant success and gives America a chance to slow down, catch its feet and find its way to something better than modernity. The problem now facing me in particular is understanding that Trump won’t go through and implement every policy that I think he should and have the same viewpoints as me. That means working to shift people to the right and voicing dissent and affirmation when necessary.

I hope you all have a relaxing couple of days off and I wish you the very best in 2017.


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