As we bid adieu to 2010, it’s hard not to get nostalgic and reflect on what has taken place this past year. It’s hard to recap everything, so I’ll just mention a few things.
We watched as Wikileaks became a household name, while BP supplanted Exxon as the worst oil polluter in US history. China denied a human rights activist his Nobel Peace Prize. Bank of America gained notoriety for engaging in fraudulent foreclosures.
We said good bye to a legendary historian, while we parted ways with a reclusive author who was the voice for a generation of angst.
Apparently, the US was out of the recession, but unemployment and poverty continue to remain high.
A human rights defender saw justice after she was freed from house arrest, while an Iranian woman entered the international spotlight for a possible horrible punishment levied against her.
We saw “extreme weather patterns,” but no climate change, and Haiti was left in ruins after a horrible earthquake.
Those are just some of the things that I can remember off the top of my head. There are just too many other events to list, so I’ll wrap up my final blog entry of 2010 by welcoming us to 2011. See you in the new year!