I love New Year's! Everything is fresh, the holidays are over, and it is time to start a brand new year. Last year is now part of history, and the past is The Past.
I want to start my first blog of the new year with a poem by modern American writer, Raymond Carver. He is credited with reviving the American short story in literature during the 1980's, but of all his literary accomplishments, he felt that his sobriety was his greatest achievement...
"If you want the truth, I'm prouder of that, that I quit drinking, than I am of anything in my life."
So early it's still almost dark out.