The 2020 Chinese Year of the Rat is widely regarded as one of the most difficult years in many decades. What also was unique about 2020 has been the divisiveness permeating social and political life in America. Yet, in a perverse way, the world has been unified in standing up to the challenge of dealing with a global pandemic.
I am especially fond of the Chinese rat, because my younger sister, Tracey, is the sweetest rat you ever saw. Rats have some great personality qualities like being thrifty, sociable and family-oriented. Rats also can be shrewd and discerning in their business and financial dealings and are skilled problem-solvers.