By December, NBC reported: “Many experts point out that although the eye-catching weapons displays may have ceased, other more subtle parts of North Korea’s weapons program continue apace….’Kim has not changed his policy … he’s now moved from research-and-development and onto mass production,’ said Cristina Varriale, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a London-based think tank.”

There is much more I could pile on in  listing the craziness that has our world, our country, our very system of democracy (bold brave endangered idea) trembling on the brink of irredeemable destruction.. But you probably know most of it.

So that was the kind of year it was.