by John Ellis
2016 is almost over. Based on the memes, social media comments, and blog posts, many, if not most, are cheering the arrival of this year’s final gasps. The cheering, of course, isn’t a celebration of 2016; it’s a lament. For some, 2016 has taken on a villainous anthropomorphism. To that end, 2016’s “death” is being celebrated. As the clock strikes midnight, signaling the birth of 2017, people will hoist their champagne glasses and dance on the grave of 2016.