Given that I haven't exactly held up my end of the bargain this year, I'm touched and flattered that people still read and comment from time to time. I'd like to do more in the coming year, mainly because I miss the conversation. Perhaps in the glorious sci-fi utopia of A.D. 2011, I'll find myself in a better position to fulfill my lifelong dream of prattling interminably on the Internets.
I feel as though I should say something about the past year, but my mind is blanker than usual. For me, at least, it began with a larger leap into the unknown than most, and in retrospect I begin to see how it brought me to a point where words seemed pointless. Or mine did, anyway.
Maybe I was too hasty. Or not. Who's to say?
In any case, here are a few links for Auld Lang Syne. Because as we all know, "the easy way and the inclination is toward despair and that is the great temptation."
Freshwater wildlife thrives in cleanest rivers since Industrial Revolution.Feel free to add more in comments. Best wishes for the new year to all of yez. See you when I get there!
Gingrich-buster among President Obama's recess appointments.
U.S. court rules Texas cannot delay EPA-mandated greenhouse gas rules.
Paris will test a ban of high-emissions vehicles in the city center.
Far East Dallas residents welcome all neighbors – including homeless.
Seven imperiled Brazilian bird species gain endangered status.
Grazing halted to protect steelhead trout on a quarter-million acres of Malheur National Forest.
Another setback for a West Coast coal port.
Massachusetts to get "pay as you drive" auto insurance.
New study shows death penalty in decline nationwide.
Mobile technology gives Zimbabweans a voice.
Local Community Radio Act was passed.
(Photo at top: Eternal Flame Waterfall.)