This ancient place symbolizes for me how important it is to honor the past, know those who came long before us, exhibit craftsmanship, and build for the long haul. I have sought to do all this since 2005. While speaking out of very Progressive political leanings, I still maintain a deep love of the Constitution.
Every year at about this time I try to get myself in shape to write dates in a new way. The change I must make is 2012to 2013. And I suspect that there will be a few checks with dates like the one I just wrote. But, eventually my brain makes the change permanent.
Most of us don't have to think about wishing our readers a Happy New Year. So here is my wish for you, Faithful Reader: