2022 seemed tolerable
(Mike Allen)

So another year comes to a close, as they always seem to do, but this time it doesn’t feel as bad as some others, perhaps.

Compared to the extreme stress of 2020 and 2021, you could say that 2022 seemed tolerable. That’s the vibe I’m getting from most people I’ve spoken to, or at least the ones who have reflected on such things. If you aren’t a person who looks back on your year with a critical eye, I’d say I’m a bit envious of that mindset. Always looking forward can keep things simple in life, after all. Alas, I’m one of those people cursed with thinking about the past, perhaps too much, and judging it one way or another.

Speaking of, there was plenty to talk about in the state these past 12 months, including some unexpected moments recapped neatly on this very site. In worldly news, Taylor Swift released a new album and a war was started. Are those things related? Well, that’s just another judgement we’ll have to make as we enter the new year.

Past Sundaze comics

‘This is a BFD’: The romance of nuclear fusion heats up
Weird local rules mean extra Edmond elections
2022 World Cup draws cause cultural comparisons
Straight party voting throws quite a rager in Oklahoma
An ‘I voted’ sticker is the prize for enduring all these ads
Halloween can be a tough time to mind your diet
Answer the question? The art of political dodgeball
How hideous can the Ugly Season get before it’s over?
Down goes Dumpty: OKC Egg Church has a great fall
Many options for brand synergy in the OKC film industry
This season includes new adventures in OU tailgating
SQ 820: Don’t bogart that initiative petition, my friend
Appreciating a brief splash on OKC’s art timeline
New OKC arena proposal benefits from public discussion
Burn it down: Sun exacts revenge on Earth
Project Carrot: Oklahoma weighs battery plant options
Gov. Kevin Stitt asks Auditor Cindy Byrd for a TPS report
Epic affidavit makes for light reading over lunch
Recognize the old man’s wisdom this Father’s Day
What would convince Markwayne Mullin to debate?
Overtime: The match continues with special sessions
Professor Swadley and the cheese-melting machine
Call me Tag Agent: In Catoosa, a replacement steps up
Where Mother’s Day comes sweeping down the plain
It’s a tough life being ‘The Patriot’
Frugal rabbit worried about the price of eggs
‘Resistance is futile’: Beware of the Borg in election year
Oklahoma’s mysterious case of The Winchester Burger
Night owls want daylight saving time to be permanent
The power of bitcoin mining in Oklahoma

Mike Allen is a graphic designer, painter, printer and tailor. He has a fine art degree from the University of Oklahoma.