Many of you know that my 2015 was in many ways pretty crappy. Except for a few bright and shining spots — trips to Italy, Mongolia, Indiana, and Mississippi; my genius students — a whole bunch of things piled on to add up to a lousy year. 2016, which starts in a few hours, will be better, I have determined: will even be affirmatively good. So I say, bring it on.
2015, not sorry to see ya go.
2016, pleased to meet ya!