It’s Monday. I’m at work, and the business of the world goes on. Hugo Chavez won easy reelection in Venezuela. It looks as though Augusto Pinochet will escape justice for his crimes in Chile. John Bolton has resigned as the US Ambassador to the UN. And in an interview with the BBC Kofi Anan spoke candidly about the tumultuous times in which he served (you can watch the interview by clicking on the link).
I have been thinking about all of these things, but I am also looking at the snow gently falling outside. In the spirit of optimism, I decorated my apartment in hopes that it would give me holiday cheer. Of course, it was sixty degrees and muggy when I did this, but now that there’s a little dusting of snow on the trees and the fields, I am feeling a bit more in the spirit of things. I am looking forward to the return of the light.