Monday, December 31, 2007

bye 07

Although good things happened to some people (or thoughtful people made good things happen for them), I'm personally happy to say farewell to 2007--a year of great loss and challenges.

If I didn't work precisely where I work, and live exactly where I live, and have the family and friends I have, I would not stick around this old town.

Most disturbing local news: three generations of women in a single family team up to kill a teenage girl.

Looking beyond the county line, Benazir Bhutto's assassination is an awful exclamation point at year's end. Mike Huckabee's rise in popularity is gut-wrenching. The fact that only 6% of Iowa voters decide the winners of the first caucus (and can kill a campaign) is just ridiculous.

Looking for a sea-change in 2008. Maybe it's already on its way.

Best to you and yours.


dixiedreams said...

lord, i'm all for a sea-change. feeling blue already about 2008. but hopeful. blue turning to hopeful! go, hopeful! beat blue!!

Rob Jewell said...


I'm Jessica's dad -- and we met at a Wick Poetry event or two last year.

I enjoy reading your blog. Like most people, I'm not sure what is going to happen in Iowa and New Hampshire. But I hope young people don't sit out this election. It's too important and I think this nation's future is really on the line.

I also just started my own blog: So in a selfless act of self-promotion, I invite you to read it and comment often. Writers are always welcome and I really respect the opinion of people who haven't spent their career with the corporate plug up their ass. (Delete that last sentence if you want.)

Anyway, now is not the time to be sitting on the sidelines. Now is the time for people interested in politics and our democracy to get up and get involved. Besides, the Browns are out of the playoffs. What else is there to do?

Rob Jewell

Whisper Shifter said...

Spark Plug, lemme just say that I'm glad you're around! And maybe 2008 won't be THAT least we all can hope!

Frank (the Colt) said...

I glad to see 2007 go. I lost a lot of good friends this year, but have had good things happen for myself. I'd rather not have good happen for me if it means losing what makes it goods. Cheers to 08 being better. See ya Amy.

Amy said...

Don't be blue Dixie!
And Rob, I read on your daughter's blog that you've started writing one. Good for you. Will link to itl
See you soon Colt!
Hope to see you before graduation Whisper Shifter!