Here we go again!!!! It's 2012, in which I'll reach my 65th year on this poor beleaguered planet and it will be interesting and filled with back-biting, in-fighting, and downright lies as the elections approach. I have a strong urge to head for my bed with about five pounds of my favorite chocolate and pull the covers over my head only to emerge when it's all over. I think y'all know that won't happen but it is tempting. Instead, I'm going to campaign for the Democrats. And yeah, I've already signed on to help.
My wish for our country in 2012 is a modicum of civility, compassion, common sense and sanity return to our country but again. I'll prolly be disappointed and, for sure I wouldn't bet the ranch on it. Some people weren't taught to play well with others. My son the coach has always told his swimmers: "There is no 'I' in 'team'!" and I think if our representatives ascribed to that they would accomplish more.
My wishes for myself are more complicated on various deeply personal levels and, most likely in vain so I'm not gonna go there and just hope I have your support in my struggles down that path.
My wish for y'all in 2012 is that y'all have all the good things and the strength to handle the inevitable potholes in the often rocky road of life. Know that I'll be here for you to celebrate your triumphs and lend a shoulder when/if you need it.
Here's my favorite video for the New Year. It's from the land of my ancestors and if you look quick, you'll see Sir Sean. It's nice to see politicians come together this way. We'll see it here when hell freezes over.
Happy New Year!!!!