The end of every year is usually a time to reflect on the year that was, and think of hopes and wishes for the coming year.  Looking back, it is hard to ignore the natural disasters that we have endured as a nation: Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the Northern California wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties, and just recently, the Southern California wildfires in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Diego counties.   My hope and wish for the coming year is for fewer calamities, and more peace and goodwill for everyone.