Annus Horribilis

A second flood, a simple famine,
Plagues of locusts everywhere,
Or a cataclysmic earthquake,
I’d accept with some despair.
But no, You sent us Congress!
Good God, Sir, was that fair?

John Adams’ prayer, from the movie “1776”

With the prospect of a influenza outbreak of pandemic proportions, major earthquakes, tsunami’s and hurricane’s in the last year; you begin to wonder if the planet earth is trying to rid itself of the “infestation” of hominids.

But don’t worry, because it will soon be Hallothankholinenewyear, that season of the year when we can forget all our troubles and celebrate.