Yes, some musicians and actors and athletes I like died, and we had a really contentious and nasty Presidential election, but entertainers and politicians aren’t responsible for my day-to-day (or year-to-year) happiness or contentment; I am. This was the most successful year I’ve ever had professionally and financially, but that’s not how to measure whether a year was great or not.  For me, it’s in large part concerts and travel. This year, I got to see Madonna, Prince, Duran Duran, They Might Be Giants, Van Morrison, Smashing Pumpkins…






Observe: See how that works?  You can lie to your children if you want, or you can do like we did and watch the countdown on Netflix and then watch some footage of fireworks in London and tell them we’re celebrating with the Mother Land.  Whichever.  Either way, you get to bring the little ones into the celebration of 2016, and then let them go to bed before the Alabama game at 8pm. Happy New Year’s!