I will be seeing in the new year from the quiet of my condo.  My only tradition is to toast my departed family and friends as the new year arrives.  The toast is made over a cup of tea now, next year it may be prune juice.

I hope the new year sees your families safe, happy and full of love.

I don’t make any resolutions but have the same goal each year.  To be a good friend and neighbor and to do what I can to make the world a better place.  I think I have done okay with the first, but doubt I have done as much I could about the second.

 I have only one wish for 2009: