Aaaand it’s 2021

Aaaand it's 2021
Art by Janet Burroff (click on image to enlarge)

It’s 2021, my friends!

Because the pending server migration means I can’t add new content after midnight CST, I emailed my friend Janet Burroff this afternoon and asked her if she could, quick like a bunny, finish up her 2021 New Year’s art before I was forced to sign off for the weekend.

And by golly, as you can see, she did it!

The tradition of featuring Janet’s work every New Year’s Day started in 2017. And I was loath to let the server migration get in the way of continuing that tradition in 2021.

So thanks, Janet for working like the wind!

I admit I’m facing 2021 with a great deal of trepidation. Something tells me quite a few of you are right there with me on Team Trepidation.

And why wouldn’t we?

The thought of that senile old booby in the White House with a resume-packing opportunist waiting to slip in and take over? Who wouldn’t feel some trepidation over that?

All those Obama hacks and far Left lunatics pulling the booby’s puppet strings? That chills me to the bone.

The looming uncertainty over the corrupt state of our elections? Will it be addressed or simply swept under the rug? That remains an enormous question mark as we head into the New Year.

Will the Republicans once again stab us in the back? Sad to say it, but I’m thinking that one is very likely in 2021 – mostly because they stab us in the back every year.

And then there’s the exploitation of the Wuhan pandemic. I really don’t see those wannabe dictators and the media panic porn peddlers releasing their death grip on us any time soon.

Given all of that, 2021might be horrible.

Then again, it might not.

If 2020 taught me anything it’s that life turns on a dime, expectations aren’t certainties, and sometimes the best we can do is roll with the punches.

The other thing I learned in 2020 is “comfort food” is never anything healthy. When one is sad, say over the death of a pet, one buys junk food. Nobody ever says, “I am just so sad. I think I’ll made a lovely spring salad with roasted, skinless chicken breast.” No. Instead one says, “I am just so sad. I think I’ll eat my body weight in Haagen Dazs.”


2021 just might surprise us. Some of the surprises may be wonderful, and some not so much.

And since we have no way of knowing, we might as well just buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Happiness, like sadness, is fleeting. Our emotions ebb and flow with the tide of time.

But Joy is unchanging. Joy can sustain us no matter what comes — even through the darkest or saddest of times.

And so with that in mind, as we begin 2021, rather than saying Happy New Year, let me instead wish you all a Joyful New Year.

All righty then. Until the server migration is complete, I’ll be signing off now. I hope to be back with you on Sunday — Monday at the latest.

Until then, enjoy your holiday weekend. I’ll see you on the other side of the migration.

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2 thoughts on “Aaaand it’s 2021

  • January 1, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Dianny, no matter what 2021 brings, it is a comfort to know there are those in the world like you, Matt Christensen, Blonde, Steven Crowder, Big Fur Hat, Bill Whittle, Steven Green, Scott Ott, and others with similar values to keep up the good fight.

    Happy New Year!

  • January 1, 2021 at 1:13 am

    I have been spending hours each day with great books and beautiful music and Chloé, my cat. Escapism? You bet. I recommend it at the moment. The evil ones will fail. Of that I am sure. But it’s gonna be a rough and noisy ride.
    Happy New Year to all people of good faith. The rest of them? They will get what they deserve.

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