New Year’s Eve variation

My New Year’s Eve tradition of the last several years — going to the Stampede hockey game — didn’t take place this year because the team they are supposed to play is snowed in elsewhere. At least the Wild game (and a decent one at that, against the NHL’s current #1 team) was on FSN and, hopefully, the make-up game will come off as planned tomorrow.

That means I’ll probably finish the Lee Morgan biography I’m reading, maybe get a start on the first book of 2007, watch a movie, and perhaps even do a little work on a couple reviews. That’s right. I have thrilling New Year’s Eve plans. But we’re all home and well, there’s a fire in the fireplace, plenty of books, sufficient DVDs, food and drink, and friends who have spent every New Year’s Eve with us for at least a decade. That sounds like as good a way to see out the year as any.

All things considered, 2006 was a superior year compared to recent ones. Hopefully 2007 will match or exceed it, not only for me but for you, the nation and our world. Certainly the last two could use a better year.

I’ve been aware of the time going by
They say in the end it’s the wink of an eye

Title Track, Jackson Browne, The Pretender

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