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Out with the old year, in with the new!

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[Open New Year's Eve thread. And if you go out drinkin, have a diesignated driver or take a cab home! --lambert]

I have to go wrestle with RSS and add (I hope) some keen new functionality but it is not merely my obligation but my pleasure to sticky a New Year's post.... A wish I shared with a friend was for less chairoscuro, meaning a bit less contrast between bright light and dark shadow:

For example, I spent a month in Bangkok while continuing to blog heavily, which is very bright; but the continuing stress of the economy just doesn't seem to let up, and the Fecal Cliff nonsense makes the angst all the worse, which is dark and darker.

For example, the new site [lambert blushes modestly] looks just as good as the old site and has a lot more power, which is shiny with success; but two weeks of server agony around the equinox was marked by worry lines on my forehead and dark shadows under my eyes.

For example, my permaculture technique this year (including my paths) was better than ever, which was a summery happiness, but I was so overloaded with work from September on that I didn't do any of the fall chores, and now it's too late because of the snow, which is a wintry sadness.

So, I would like all of last year's light next year; and I would like that light to penetrate all the shadows.

High key, in other words.

So how was your year? And what would you like 2013 to bring?

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