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  TWENTY-TWENTY: NOT SUCH A BAD YEAR AFTER ALL      The year 2020 will go down in history as a dumpster fire of epic proportions. A pandemic seized the world; the US had mass riots, the tensions of which rippled out to impact the rest of the globe; and the US had an election year to rival the most memorable in recent history.  But as I sit here on Dec 31 st thinking about this past year, the many people who have lost their jobs, their loved ones, or their own lives, I have to say, I’ve been very fortunate to have had one of my best years of the past decade. I sit here in gratitude and count my blessings almost hourly, knowing that at any time the tides of fate can turn, and trouble can visit me. So, with this in mind, I recount my blessings here. It's tough to compete with 2018. That was the year that I turned 50, bought my dream home, graduated with an editing certificate from Simon Fraser University to embark on my dream career, and had my first novel published. The next yea

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