Well, the new year is upon us. I was intrigued that there wasn't much of the year in review in the media this year. I'm not sure if it was because there wasn't much worth reviewing or if the media thinks that people don't care much about what happened last year. I seem to remember that there would be entire sections of the newspaper with the year in review, and Time and Newsweek would devote whole issues to the past year. I also notice the absence of "seers" making predictions for the coming year. I miss that too, because they generally had some outlandish prediction that everybody knew would not happen. The great thing about the prognosticators is that you seldom saw anything about their success from the previous year. It was almost as though it was a free guess, nobody cared if they were right or not.
Maybe I'm nostalgic for the year in review articles because it seemed to give closure to the year. This January 1 seemed to be just another day with football. Didn't see many pictures of Father Time giving way the Baby New Year 2007 either. Is all this just something that us of increasing age remember, and the current crop of news consumers couldn't care less?
Well, for us the year was kind of run of the mill. No life changing events occurred (at least that I can remember) and no once in a lifetime trips either. Just a year of getting our poop in a group and getting along. Our church life improved, we gained a great couple from the South. They are deeply involved and have gotten us excited about being The Episcopal Church in our little community. That is a good thing and we are pleased about it. It's been a good year and we look forward to an even better year in 2007.
So to you and yours, have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!