Merry Christmas Eve Eve everyone! (The eve before Christmas Eve). Is it just me, or has this come by a little quicker than usual?
Anyway, I just thought I'd take this time to reflect on 2016. It will, of course, go down in history for 3 things, somehow or another, in my opinion:
1... Election 2016. Need I say more? No. If you want my opinion on the election, you'll find numerous posts and articles about the election on this website.
(One little note... I have said before I couldn't decide who to support this year. I didn't like either of the last two major candidates. However, as much as I hate to say it, Trump is our president now, and we should respect him for that, if nothing else.)
2... Celebrity Deaths. Deaths in 2016 is one of the most edited Wikipedia articles right now. And although thousands of names of people who left remarkable impacts are listed, there are only a few I want to reflect upon, because they really hit me the most.
- Glenn Frey was a great musician who sung remarkable songs. It is unfortunate that I will be one of the millions in my generation who will never have seen an actual Eagles Concert.
- Elie Wiesel was one of the last people to have survived the Holocaust that was still alive in 2016. His death really hit home with me because I had, just before that, finished reading his memoir about the Holocaust, "Night". If you ever have the chance, please read his work.
- Harper Lee was another great author to have passed away in 2016. Looking back now, I only hardly remember hearing of her dying. It is unfortunate that her death came so soon after the release of "Go Set A Watchman", only her second major book to be published.
- Alan Rickman was a remarkable actor, known mainly for his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. I have heard even devout critics of the films say he portrayed the character as excellently as Snape was written in the books. His other notable roles include Marvin the Robot in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Hans in Die Hard.
- Although more recent, John Glenn's death is one of a man who never failed to serve his country. During the space race of the '50's and '60's, John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth, and was a US Senator to Ohio for 24 years. He also served in both WWII and the Korean War.
May all of them, and the many others, Rest In Peace.
3... Many People can't wait for this year to be over. But, you should cherish the time you have. This year, I have grown closer to many, if not all, of my friends; I've learned lots about myself and the world; and I've given another kickstart to my writing career. Overall, it's been a good year for me, especially the last three quarters. It gradually got greater and greater. Thank You, if you're one of the people that made it so great. You know who you are.
In the final moments of what will likely be the last post of 2016, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the support, and please continue to read this blog. I get updates on how many people visit everyday, and that number just keeps going up and up. So, thank you again, if you take the time to read my blog, and have a happy holiday season. :)
P.S. If you want to make my Christmas Merry, and give me a gift, simply share this blog and website with someone who you think will enjoy it. Thanks! :)
(My Gift to you will be continuing this blog.)
P.P.S. No, "Bill"... That's all I have to say.
(It did make me laugh, though :))
(99.9% of you won't get that, but one of you will. To you, I say again, simply, no.)
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