Because the annual “best 9” ain’t enough, here’s 17 for ’17 (plus one). This year’s big hits: co-launching my first business, visiting two new states (Texas! Louisiana!)/three new cities (Portland! Dallas! New Orleans!), warping impressionable minds at multiple schools (Loyola! CSUN!), staying healthy despite medical scares, and (as always) griping about design/baseball/music/the burning world with anyone who’d listen. Thanks everybody!