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It's the sort of phenomenon Michel de Montaigne would fasten upon if he were alive today--he spent much of his life disciplining himself to live in the here and now--and one more reminder of why the essays of this minor French nobleman and vintner have resonated with so many readers in the four centuries since he wrote them.
So just what is the good stuff we can fasten upon this year?
Can we not fasten upon solutions within the parameters of the political and economic world in which we find ourselves, or are things simply going to deteriorate?