Our New Year's rituals basically involve the DVD player and a lot of finger food -- higher quality finger food, to be sure, but finger food nonetheless, and on New Year's Night we shall be watching the New Year's From Vienna concert on PBS. We're pretty low-key about New Year's.
But for all my readers -- regular and occasional, new and old, liberal and conservative, men and women, young and old -- I wish you all the happiest of New Years and the very best for happiness and peace in 2006.
Here's a health to one and all,
To the big and to the small;
To the rich and poor alike and foe and friends!
And when I return again,
May our foes have turned to friends;
And may peace and joy be with you until then!
Happy New Year, everyone!