2016 Year in Review

Yes, yes, we all know by now: 2016 was the year from hell. Everyone cool died, which made us all sad at first, but then by November we were just envious of them. As we bid farewell to a difficult 2016, we can take solace in the knowledge that 2017 is likely to be much, much worse. Happy New Year!

And while 2016 was bad globally, for the Explorations of Ambiguity family it was, you know, pretty fine.

The highlight, of course, was our wonderful new addition that arrived in late May.

Photo: Michelle C Photography

Photo: Michelle C Photography

I included a picture here so it was clear that I was talking about the baby and not the turtle. As you probably remember, the turtle arrived in March and exited a month later.

Anyway, the baby was certainly a blessing because having a child is always a wonderful event, and also it led to some very important writing here on the website.

6 Things to Do the Day Your Wife Has Your Third Child

18 Things to Do the Day You Bring Your Third Child Home From the Hospital

Party of Five

Fun Things to Do With Your Newborn

Of course, let’s not let the baby thing get all the attention here. There is always room in the spotlight for me! Remember how I wrote that book and published it myself because I’m a huge narcissist? That was pretty great. If you forgot, here is a link to the book launch announcement. You can still buy it if you want. Hoping to hit a major milestone, 50 total copies sold, sometime in 2017 or early 2018.

And before my productivity really tailed off toward the end of the year, I wrote some other stuff that I kind of liked. It’s hard to pick favorites, but here is a selection of four posts that I particularly enjoyed writing.

Mother’s Day

Lost in Translation

Fun Games

That Little Jerk Prince Hugo

In addition to the writing here, I had at least 15 pieces published online or in print on other outlets. You can check all of those out here. Of note, after many, many attempts, I was very excited to have three pieces published on one of my favorite humor websites, McSweeney’s, including my favorite one that you can read here. Yay!

So, yeah, I think 2016 is pretty much a wrap. Thank you to all of you that take the time to land on these pages and read my silly words. It means a lot to me. Here’s wishing you Happy Holidays (yes, I’m still waging the War on Christmas) and a Happy New Year!

See you all next year (LOL, classic)!