The year 2008 certainly had its share of interesting, history making and life changing events.
From politics to AOL HELL (and everything in between) 2008 kept us on the edges of our seats.
I was listening to a morning radio show on the way to work the other day and the morning show personalities were discussing 2008, naming the 'big' names of the year, the 'big' stories of the year when one of them comments, "We have to come up with a name for 2008!" The other says, "Bob?" (silly)
I decided I'd name 2008 myself.
Not So Great 2008
Thank goodness it's over.
Keeping a hopeful and watchful eye on 2009 I am looking forward to inauguration day, to a growing economy, to better educational standards, affordable and better health care and to ... you know, all those good things that will raise our taxes but at the same time, hopefully, make our lives better.
Now, before you get yourself all in a tizzy you should know that I don't like taxes any more than you. But I figure it this way, if some CEO can make a bundle for doing crappy work, then we should be able to make good wages (and live within our means) and we should be able to get great health care when needed.
The education of our children ... they are the future of America. They deserve the chance to reach for that American Dream their grandparents have told them about. The one that seems just out of reach to so many of us. The one that seems all but dead to so many.
We all need to take a breath, hitch our pants and get to work.
Happy New Year!