It was the best of years and the worst of years

Ken Knepper
By Ken Knepper Shortly after midnight, someone addressed the annual rhetorical question, “Are you glad to put 2017 behind you?” My initial thought was the opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Tale of Two Cities.” The story begins, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was


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