This post offers an overview of what developing trends stood out to me over the course of this past crazy year.  

12.9.2019:  The medical advancement clearly turned out to be the new mRNA vaccine, which opens the door to developing new vaccines so yes, it is a breakthrough.  I didn’t think the general population would be vaccinated fully until some time by late 2021 to early 2022.  Right now, what we have is being distributed mainly to medical personnel so…it’s not been made widely available to the public just yet.

1.1.2020

I’d chosen that image for the opening of 2020 for a good reason.

This year’s resolve:  If I see it, I will write about it, the good, the challenging, and the in-between, and I’ll write about it as plainly as possible. 

Sometimes an event poses a question with extenuating circumstances and does not pose an easy solution, but I would say this:  to find inspiration in how people make an effort in the face of whatever’s daunting.  With the pandemic, for example, skilled people did push to create a vaccine with remarkable speed.  

How do you apply your skills in a useful and meaningful way?  That’s a universal question.

Much of this is about about delving into past time cycles for useful insight and problem-solving techniques. 

Case #1:  Years ago, when visiting a battlefield site in Fredericksburg, VA, I encountered a troop of Marines cadets who listened to their sergeant recite the exact chain of events of how the battle unfolded. Difficult topic, yes. Instructional, too, particularly when it comes to the results of what happens with leadership mismanagement and confused orders. 

Case #2:  Sometimes, it rains because it is going to rain, or the weather forecast calls for clear blue skies and sunshine.  Not everything carries deeper meaning and import.  It’s up to you to decide how you’d like to respond to it.  

3.1.2020

I was still tip-toeing… until 3.4.2020.

3.9.2020

In the 2021, I’ll see if I can come up with some of the applications for what I do with time-cycle assessment.  I was looking directly at time cycles tangentially related to systems of currency and this detail popped up and caught my attention.  If I am not looking at it, then it’s not on my radar.  That’s how this generally works.  

A lot of what I do here reminds me of mudlarking.  If it captures my attention, up it comes with a little prying and swish around in the water.  Buffed up and examined closely, it’s a relevant bit history, re-discovered.  As Edmund Burke once said, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” 

So when I report trends, it’s because I’ve spotted it elsewhere already, way down deep in mud of time past, partially submerged.

PS:  I follow this guy’s amazing work, as the stuff he finds is like rediscovering portals of time or a lost moment through found objects.

3.15.2020

Read it. 

3.31.2020-4.15.2020

4.4.2020

This theme again, blackouts.  

May 6-7.2020

Understatement of the year, “the U.S. Postal Service may see some reprieve toward the second half of May that lasts just under a year before it undergoes some reconfiguring.”

5.24.2020

Ship blast.    I marked this earlier in this post dated 7.12.2020 because it looked thematic in potential.

7.19.2020

More

8.9.2020

What I could have expressed better is that the level of divisiveness over the election was the reigning factor showing up that would create conditions for protests no matter who won the electoral college.

8.31.2020

 The 2020 election.

9.21.2020

I’d thought the judicial replacement hearings would take place post-election, but they happened prior.

You can figure out the 12.14.2020 event, now that it has come and gone.  Hint:  U.S. Supreme Court/Electoral College.

10.27.2020

Thoughts on December 2020 into January 2021. 

11.19.2020

Now what?  More on November into December 2020.

The December 2020 posts are focused mostly on January of 2021.

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