New Years 2009

January 2009! Seems like everyone writes or speaks of 'facing ' New Year 2009.
A year not many are optimistic about. But I observe that many ordinary Americans are tuned to politics nowadays as a result of the wake-up call of the last US administration. This is a good thing for the country. People's focus on economic excesses in the past century certainly contributed to the bankruptcy of the US. Despite my hopes for optimism, I will join those many who worry about facing 2009. Indeed, we need change we can believe in! but then again, we can always ignore our troubles and hit the party floors, and live our lives! that is what I did! /sb