December 31, 2019 — New Year’s Eve

It seemed an innocuous end to an innocuous year – or as innocuous as a year can be during the Trump Presidency – but as always, the tides of history were in motion beneath the surface. While most of the world partied to celebrate the end of a year and hope for a better new one, the Chinese government quietly informed the World Health Organization of an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan…

…this would prove to be significant in the year to come.

NYE Fireworks at Surfers Paradise Beach, Australia, 2019, 03.jpg
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2020 — Ben Folds