2016, You’ve Been A Handful

This year is being dubbed a true annus horribilis (year of disaster) by many. I’ll be frank. It hasn’t been my favorite for a variety of reasons, both cultural and personal. As it often does, the horribilis has the odor and consistency of fresh bat guano. In other words, it can serve as some Grade A fertilizer.

I’m not given to putting together end of year recaps, but it helps to step back a few paces in order to see the growth sprouting from the guano, I thought I’d do a bit of reflection about the some of the numbers that detail the good, the bad, and the horribilis of 2016. What numbers capture the events of this year for you? [Read more]