Happy New Year! From politics to pandemics—EGAD!—what a year 2020 was. If you think last year was a disaster, don’t hold your breath hoping this year will be an improvement. It’s time to dust off Les Prophéties by French philosopher Michel de Nostradamus, get out the Ouija board or buy a tabloid at your local grocery store to see what is in store for 2021.

I look forward to the end of the Covid-19 virus, an abatement in the hundreds of political emails I receive daily and getting the one-year-old Rooney Bin fridge repaired; it gave out at an inconvenient time two days before Thanksgiving and because of the holiday a repair guy wasn’t available until a week later. Then it broke again right before Christmas.

According to an on-line article by Lauren Steussy, Nostradamus, who died in 1566, foretold disastrous events, such as the French Revolution, the development of the atomic bomb and 911 terrorist attacks. His writings also alluded to the coronavirus and predicted 2021 will be even more destructive with world-ending asteroids, zombies and famine. “And the UN has warned that food insecurity will be an even bigger problem in 2021,” Steussy said.

I agree with the famine prediction if the Kitchen Aid repair guy doesn’t show up soon.

The Final Word…Psychic Nicholas Aujula, who claims to have predicted the pandemic two years before it hit, also foretells turmoil for stars such as Kim Kardashian and Tom Cruise as well as the British Royal family. (Nothing new there,)

On the other hand, psychic to the stars Nikki, offers a more positive outlook for 2021. By this time next year she predicts the world will have transitioned back to normal with the help of vaccinations and wearing masks.

 But will my refrigerator be fixed?

However, among Nostradamus’ prophesies is a reference to “great calamity in the lands of the west,” which has been interpreted as a massive earthquake that will take out California on Nov. 25, 2021. I’ll have to text the LA Rooney Bin branch to be prepared.

Whatever happens, one thing is certain, as baseball great Yogi Berra said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.”