It's been a good long while since I've updated this blog (as you may have noticed!), and while I think about writing often, it never seems to happen. Today, faced with a new year, I have mere hours left to post an update. This will be my last post in 2016. And also my first. I guess I didn't write much in 2016! That doesn't mean nothing happened this year. Quite the contrary. Plenty of good happened (and a bit of bad, too).