Welcome back to Thoroughly Thursday, the "Stockholm Syndrome" edition. I'm probably not the first to say that 2017 has been a challenging year. I think we are all suffering from a bit of psychological trauma from the disagreements, the outrages, and the strife that seem so much more prominent, and are now assuming this is the new normal. As we move into the Holidays I wish to emphasize that there are many amazing things that have happened this year, from the Women's March, ICAN winning the Nobel Peace Prize, this summer's Solar Eclipse, the Cajun Navy, and the Afghan Girls Robotics Team winning the Entrepreneurial Challenge at Robotex. Take heart and if you are feeling down, I highly recommend Lin-Manual Miranda's Twitter feed which is the hug you didn't know you needed.