For many years, since somewhere in my mid-teens, I've hated New Year's Eve. I still do, but I've come to realize that it's the most abused of all holidays. Oh sure, Christmas, Valentine's, Easter and others have been bastardized by a strongly capitalist society, but what we've done to New Year's, particularly the western holiday, … Continue reading A (slightly atypical) New Year’s Letter
The darkness does not hurt us, it is what is in the darkness that is to be feared. If you have ever stepped on a Lego barefooted in the dark, you know -exactly- what I'm talking about.
If Scrooge and the Grinch are icons of Christmas displeasure then I would be an icon of New Years Eve displeasure. Then again, this year, health issues might have something to do with that. Obviously, I have to do things a little differently. The upcoming year will be a quiet one for me. I swore … Continue reading A Quiet Start