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December 24, 2008

What Lennon Sang

"And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?  Another year over, and a new one just begun." So sang the late, great John Lennon many, many years ago.  I love music, and I think songs and words often provide phenomenal bonding fuel for all people- no matter where they are coming from.  Music can frame a time, a moment- how many of us hear a song and become instantly transported to a certain place, a certain time, a certain feeling.

As we look to the new year with hopes and perhaps some trepidation, we can only hope the words we hear and the songs we sing are good ones.  Let's hope that rapid transit details are resolved.  Let's hope that the Superferry situation is finally put to rest with clarity, that homeless solutions continue to pop up.  Let's hope that local consumers can continue to see some positive news on gas prices, and that more businesses, like Disney and Target, come along and provide job opportunities locally as others retrench.

And let's hope that all Americans will come together to help support a new president.  Enough with the fracturing of our nation into red and blue by attention-grabbers.  Purple is hip in 2009, folks.  May you take the time over the next week to laugh and sing and reflect and enjoy the company of those whose company you enjoy.  "A very Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year; let's hope it's a good one, without any fear".  Think about it...

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