It’s not a hot take to say that 2020 was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. Globally, nationally, regionally, for many personally. There are some slivers of hope – the vaccines, the US election – but also some signs that things won’t simply improve in 2021 – current transmissions rates in Europe, current discourse in Germany – but I pray that 2021 will be better.

I also hope that you’ll have yourself a merry little Christmas, if you celebrate it, and a couple of moments to recharge and gather strength in any case.

And the right soundtrack for the 2020 Christmas season comes from Phoebe Bridgers (who else could it be):

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