New years always bring fresh starts -- or, at least, the hope for them -- and the prospect of surprise and wonder.
With 2007 about to enter the dustbin of history, my thoughts naturally turn to what the next year may bring. Who or what will earn Oscar nominations? (If "Persepolis"
is as good as the books -- and reviews suggest it is -- I hope Marjane Satrapi and co. receive some recognition.) What musician will put out a single or album I won't be able to get out of my head? (Marah's "Angels of Destruction!"
is getting an early start.) Will I finally make a dent in that stack of books -- from 2007 and many years previous -- that threatens to topple off my overfilled bookshelves? (Nope ... not that there's anything wrong with that.)
What's on your mind as the clock counts down to 2008
Whatever the next 12 months bring, I wish everyone a happy, healthy and joyous new year. Thanks for your comments, criticisms and contributions -- and keep 'em coming.
On to the future.