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It’s Christmas 2021.

Glad to see what can be made of 2022 and to place 2021 in the closed books of the past.

This being the final post of 2021, and also coming on Christmas day, here’s hoping you’re having a quiet holiday of cheer and relaxation. And here’s a wish that your 2022 will be better than your 2021 has been.

Often in life we find ourselves both moving and standing still at once. We like to feel busy, to feel the ground moving away, to glance back and see how far we’ve come, but the perspective of the mountain ahead often makes us feel we’re getting nowhere.

A pandemic amplifies the effect. It seems as though every day there’s a new challenge or an old one has come back. But the end of the year is a reminder things weren’t always this way. That things do change. As sure as there was a before to the pandemic, and to a million other pests that crop up, there will be an after.

So ring in the new year! Change, change! Change that final digit to one more! Another step up the ladder toward infinity, perhaps.

See you in 2022.

Happy 2018’s Nearly Done For

A blender-rendered image I made for Christmas 2018.

There’s a lot of bad stuff going on with the government I could write about now. Nope. There’s a little good, too. Shoutout to passing an anti-lynching law at least a century late. Shoutout to federal sentencing reform.

But I’ve been messing about with Blender. I made a picture. It’s a an ugly Christmas sweater, sans sweater, I s’pose, but hey, at least it’s got some color to it.

There are many things wrong with this image (see if you can spot them all), but at least I learned a little.

See all you oddballs in the next odd year*!

* Assuming I can resist writing a post next week.

Image text reads: Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas.
Jolly tidings and such.