This year is bringing many things but one of the most striking has to be how much it’s bringing together a real sense of dread. I mean. Most people I know feel it. It’s been on a spectrum, but it’s most people I know. And it’s not just people in my echo chamber, it’s in a general sense of pessimism. Wait, this observation was supposed to be ironically positive. Maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s just interesting. It seems like the “oh, look, the world is fucked” bonds come with a sharing of good information, which just makes it more frustrating when the news media pretends to do the same. It’s either condescending or inept; neither are good choices.