I welcome the new year, not because there was anything wrong with the old year, but because of the opportunity the new year offers. Though I did not see the old year out with revelry, I did get up early and celebrate the dawn of another year and the chance it offers to get it right this time. This is the 65th time I have seen a new year dawn. I keep hoping that this time I can improve on all the previous attempts at living the year right. We will just have to wait to see, I suppose.
My best wishes to all of you for a very rewarding and productive year in 2006.