Today is the usual chaotic Christmas Eve.
I am not going to mention individuals, but I just wanted to say thanks to my readers, my commenters and my fellow bloggers. You have enriched my life, and I am truly grateful.
It's difficult for me to explain just how important you have been. You have been there when I was down. You have provided stimulation and friendship. You have been central to the very texture of my life.
As we track into the new year, I look forward to working and sharing with you. I am, I suppose, something of an idealist. Yet it is also an idealism based on personal experience. I believe that we start with the individual and then broaden. I believe that sharing is central. I believe that we we can make changes to ourselves and to broader structures and events that can make a difference. My experience tells me that these things are true.
Regardless of faith or belief, regardless of circumstance, I wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and successful new year. I look forward to 2012 and our interaction.