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.