That I was born a man is an accident. I might almost say a pity, for it's very nearly a crime to be a man now-a-days, but it isn't my fault. The devil take him who has stirred up the two halves of humanity, one against the other! He has much to answer for.
August Strindberg - Getting Married (1884)
Maybe this suggests a mantra for 2019 - very little is really new.
Happy New Year to all those who happen to find their way here and linger, if only for a while.