TO LOOK BACK on a year filled with accomplishments and happy memories is always a great satisfaction. Today, however, we look back at the year 2010.
In January, we introduced our Practical Standard Letter-Writer, with the avowed hope of improving our young people’s skills in text messaging. January also brought us news of a horrifying nanotragedy that had an immeasurably small effect on some of the world’s most eminent scientists.
We faced the great blizzard of February with some useful suggestions for the snowbound.
In March, we explained in plain language how the ordinary citizen would be affected by health-care reform.
April, appropriately, brought us Highlights of British Parliamentary History.
In May, we heard the minutes from the last meeting of the Society for the Prevention of Joy.
In June, we caught a glimpse of the future as our Scientific Journal gave us a preview of Web 3.0.
November, appropriately for readers in the United States, brought us a lucid explanation of the positions of the various political parties competing for the attention of the American voter. We also read the latest adventure of Admiral Hornswoggle, who met perhaps his most devious opponent in the person of Falsebeard the pirate.
In December we learned to cook chili. We also sat through a lackluster though traditional roundup of the year’s highlights, but there is certainly no need to repeat that experience so soon.