I just deleted everything I had written. I’ve had a glass of champagne, I haven’t slept well, and I’m feeling maudlin, so it’s just as well.

I hope everyone has a truly wonderful year. I hope everyone who’s lives are changing changes for the better. I hope everyone who knows anyone overseas in harm’s way has that person return home safely. I hope everyone who’s lost any loved ones either in war or natural disasters finds the strength to carry on and find some enjoyment in life. I hope everyone who’s been sad is happy, and I hope everyone who’s been happy continues to be.

I’m not going to make a resolution. I never do. They either come out sounding flippant, or they trivialize the important. If any of you made resolutions, however, I hope you achieve them.

Happy New Year.