Replacing the calendar on the wall used to be one way to symbolized the start of a new year. Now nearly every electronic gadget can display the time and date with several button presses and a few profane utterances. Since my birth year stars with a 1 rather than a 2, I will hang a new calendar in the kitchen and break out a new Dilbert Day-to-Day calendar for the office desk. Regardless of the tracking method, 2014 becomes 2015 in less than six hours in this time zone. It has been very windy all day, as if to sweep the current year’s detritus into Iowa and other points south. Every new year should begin with hope and a clean start.
Have a safe New Year’s Eve!