“If you scrape those burned edges off the year’s news, a lot of the stuff underneath is actually really good. We don’t hear or don’t think about it, because nothing grabs the attention like a thing gone wrong.” 21 really good things that happened in 2021.

+ An ice cream man’s funeral procession. (Trust me)

+ “This study not only showed some of the best remission rates we’ve ever seen in depression, but also managed to do that in people who had already failed multiple other treatments.” Depression Treatment Is Turning Lives Around in Five Days.

+ An obit is rarely “feel good.” But there are exceptions. A plus-sized Jewish lady redneck died in El Paso on Saturday.

+ WaPo: Hit by tornado, Arkansas nursing home aides shielded residents from falling debris with their bodies.

+ Northern Michigan man delivers toys to children in Kentucky.

+ Wind power becomes Spain’s leading energy source for 2021. See how I started the news with windmills and then ended it with windmills? What comes around goes around and around and around.