2017: A Year in Review

When #45, Lord Voldemort aka he who shall not be named, was sworn into office people thought life couldn’t get worse. It did. Immediately after landing the gig of the Most Powerful Man/Leader In/Of the Free World he launched a Twitter attack on anyone and anything that opposed his way of thinking and of governing. For a moment we thought WWIII would break out and with reason, he even called North Korea’s dictator out because he hadn’t followed through on plans to attack the USA.

As the days and months went on, so much happened to the way we lived that it felt appropriate to document it. December brought us the hope of Christmas, which fell flat due to the repeal of net neutrality and the mixed reviews on The Last Jedi. Nothing is sacred anymore. Adulting sucked hard, and it doesn’t seem to get any easier.

Here’s 2017 in a nutshell:

 

  • Russians tamper with elections?
  • Hidden Figures
  • Patriots win the Super Bowl LI
  • Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Promise and plan to beat ISIS in 30 days expires
  • The Keepers
  • Adam West, 70s Batman, dies
  • Women’s March (Women’s rights awareness)
  • Obamacare repeal
  • #PrayForParis
  • Police on minority violence, continued
  • Trucks and cars become terrorist weapons (Barcelona, London, Stockholm, North Carolina)
  • Wonder Woman
  • Warriors win NBA Championship
  • Multiple school and church shootings
  • Game of Thrones (GOT) S7
  • Las Vegas Mass Shooting (Deadliest in US History).
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • Hurricane Irma
  • CA, OR and WA wildfires
  • Hurricane Maria
  • Hugh Hefner dies
  • Houston Astros win pennant
  • Stranger Things 2
  • FBI investigation on elections
  • London Tube Incident
  • Justice League
  • #MeToo
  • Keystone Pipeline spills 210k gallons of oil
  • More fires in the west coast
  • Removal of lands from protection
  • Syrian slavery trade exposed
  • Doug Jones wins Alabama
  • #NetNeutrality
  • The Last Jedi bombs with fans.

As the year winds down and the GOP tax bill may pass, we wonder what is in store for us in 2018. One can only hope it gets better, but anything is game at this point. Not all was bad as people continued to fall in love, get engaged, married, had children, bought houses and celebrated life milestones. In the end, we must take care of our own happiness despite adversity. There is no fate but what we make.

May the odds be ever in our favor.


For other celebrity deaths, of which there were many recognizable losses, check out this AARP article.

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