Friday, December 31, 2004


Cross Posted from MX23

Alright, everyone. I know this past year has been alternately fantastic and disappointing for myself and many of you out there. But I am putting my political hat back on here so listen up (or you might miss something).

We have a lot to deal with in this new year.

First we have to deal with the horrorible aftermath of the tsunami. It is just about the worst thing that has ever happened. There is no doubt about it. If you believe in God or prayers, say one. If you do or don't believe in such things, send a check to the Red Cross or your favorite help organization. There is a time for giving and humanitarian thought and action. This is it.

However, do not let the tsunami blind you to the problems that face us. It is a horrible event, but the world is threatened by many horrible events of lesser and lingering malevolence (the tsunami was not evil...it was just vicious nature).

It has been easy for me to put politics on the back burner. I have a lot of other things going on in my life. But many of them are resolved and I'm in a position to refocus myself on the things I can do...maybe small things like blogging or volunteering, but I can keep my attention focussed on helping the world become a better place for my coming child.

We all have to make a difference because we owe it to those who will come after us not to give up their hope for a better world.

We are not like those who wait for the Apocalypse. We want this world to be a wonderous place to live. We are not merely biding our time waiting for some hoped for paradise. And we certainly aren't praying for an end of things.

I still want to live forever.

2005 is a new opportunity to work for change. Blog about our rage and aspirations. Reach out and help our friends and opponents to understand that there are better ways to live, work and vote. Think about all that you did for the last election and double it for the next one.

When the ball drops tonight, be resolved to let 2004 fade to history and take 2005 as a challenge for greater things. Tomorrow will be a better day. I know it.

Have a Happy New Year everyone. Lots of love to you and yours from me and mine.