In any event, most posts on politics are elaborations on what Sir Walter Raleigh said better:
Tell men of high condition,
That manage the estate,
Their purpose is ambition,
Their practice only hate:
And if they once reply,
Then give them all the lie.
I was tempted to make an illustrated version of this verse, including some familiar faces for each section, but no; the motions in my own mind weren't very edifying.
By the time I get home to read all the news (I still have a little delicacy about blogging during work hours), other people have said pretty much what I meant to say; why pile on? And who wants to read "ditto?" My Facebook status doesn't get updated much either.
I could write on personal matters, but I try not to embarrass the kids. That cut out a lot of amusing anecdotes. Trust me.
I tried the discipline of reviewing one science story a day, but that often took a couple of hours to go through the background material, and it was discouraging to see how far the final headline was from the real work.
I think I'll continue doing more of the same next year, and try to add more science reviews since that's something I can do better than the average blogger.