A new year’s resolution: Live well and laugh

     Members of the Aqua String Band perform during the 116th annual Mummers Parade in Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Outrageously costumed Mummers strutted their stuff Friday at the city's annual New Year's Day parade, a colorful celebration that features string bands, comic brigades, elaborate floats and plenty of feathers and sequins. (Joseph Kaczmarek/AP Photo)

    Members of the Aqua String Band perform during the 116th annual Mummers Parade in Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Outrageously costumed Mummers strutted their stuff Friday at the city's annual New Year's Day parade, a colorful celebration that features string bands, comic brigades, elaborate floats and plenty of feathers and sequins. (Joseph Kaczmarek/AP Photo)

    Best wishes to all for a well-lived 2016. In the words of singer-songwriter John Prine:

    Life is a blessin’ It’s a delicatessen.

    Me? I just plan to keep on keeping on. Even though, all too often, political columnizing in the 24/7 era feels a lot like this, it sure beats indolence. And blessedly, there are still laughs at every turn.

    Speaking of laughs, I suggest you start the new year with the newly posted episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. If you can’t abide Jerry Seinfeld (or his vintage car fetish), don’t bother. And if you hate Barack Obama, don’t bother. The rest of you oughta watch those guys hang out. It’s a chill way to mark the turn in the calendar.

    Monday, we’ll return to the loony election season already in progress.

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