I know, I know, 2016 was bad. But there IS a pattern.
Ours was a fabulous generation. But we were all born within the same few decades. And lived hard and fast. So many of us will be going at the same time.
Look, how many of us older creatives have discovered the kids love us and what we do? I know I have. And we love what they do, too, and it keeps getting better and better.
As for Trump and Putin - when oil companies have to attempt to take over countries, and the military and resource industries have to steal social security money and kill even more wildlife, you KNOW fossil fuel and traditional industries are in dead trouble.
We're running the Kickstarter to support the concert based on the 1992 Desert Peach musical. For the campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/968972902/the-desert-peach-in-concert-2018/posts/1990393
For snippets of the songs, and art, go to: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ulQ9r_nXNUc
For even more, and full descriptions: https://sledpress.wordpress.com/the-desert-peach-musical/
Today is a special day worthy of celebration--because you are a special person worthy of celebration, and it is your birthday. You in all the universe are a unique product of unique experience that have shaped a unique and compelling perspective. You merit interest and attention; you merit praise. Your presence in this shared reality makes that reality a better place. For that, and your brave and generous sharing of the products of your experiences and creativity, I pause to note that I rejoice in you, and wish you a truly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!