Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Garland Jeffreys, “I’m Alive” from The King Of In Between (2011).
Seems appropriate.
I bitched enough about 2012 yesterday; so today’s the day to watch football and drink coffee and to pretend, at least, to feel optimistic about the future. Hey, 2013’s gotta be better, right?
A win by Northern Illinois in tonight’s Orange Bowl might help. Not that I’m holding my breath, but it’d be nice to see all the so-called experts on the teevee eat a little crow, wouldn’t it?
Yes, it would.
As far as the next 364 days go, all we can do is work a little harder, try to be a little nicer, and, maybe, have a little more patience. It’ll be another year where the Cubs won’t make the World Series, politicians won’t really care about the rest of us, the rich will continue to get richer and further removed from the reality most of us know, and the economy may improve slightly, but most of us will still be hurting by the time the holidays roll around again. Those are just the facts.
We’ll get through, I’m sure, but it most likely will be without much help from Washington, or from Springfield, or from your state capitol. It’ll be because we do what we can to take care of each other. Maybe 2014 will be the year we elect people in Congress who’ll really respond to us. Maybe. But as for 2013, it’s up to us to make it better.
Cheery, ain’t I?
Well, that’s life. Go Huskies.
Happy New Year!

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