By James A. Kidney Everyone is pleased to wave goodbye to 2016. No surprise. The angry, disturbing year had many events that made one pull the covers over your head and return to a mindless deep sleep. But these were mere portents, signs of things to come. That includes terrorism, political and social disruption, and an uneasy sense that America is not what we thought it was. Three hundred and sixty-five days from now, we may well be wishing it was 2016 again. A lot of good things happened in 2016, as recorded by Quartz, PBS, and even the snarky Huffington Post. Just Google “good things that happened in 2016” and you will find many more examples. All of these compilations begin with a bow to the terrible, awful, really, really bad election of Donald Trump. Few of them include political developments in the U.S. as a ground for optimism … Read more of this post . . .