Let’s face it. We are all creatures of habit.
I have a confession, though I admit it won’t surprise too many people.
The start of a new year is always a big deal for me. But it’s not the fireworks or parties that I look forward to as one year melds into another.
As I look back at the past 361 days, there is one thing throughout 2017 that has been constant: change.
Last year, many readers commented how much they enjoyed my column about holiday baking and requested that I make this an annual tradition. With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, here it is:
Earlier this week, Merriam-Webster, a leading authority on language, declared “feminism” as 2017’s word of the year.
I have come to the conclusion that there truly is something magical about Santa’s red suit. It can turn back time.
Now that you have enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner, shopped all the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales, and polished off the leftovers, it’s time to let the holiday celebration begin in earnest.
Since our paper comes out each Thursday and Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of the month, it seems natural to take this opportunity to give thanks for all the blessings that have come my way — and the way of this staff — over the past 365 days.