I hope that your Holidays were as refreshing and fulfilling as mine! Though I did not travel, I did:
1. accomplish a solo summit of a difficult peak near my home (after 5 failed attempts),
2. spend some great time with my family,
3. repair the roof after hurricane force winds did a dandy on the house,
4. make a resolution to summit 4 fourteeners and run 1 marathon before my 30th in September
5. give my daughter her first swim lesson
6. make some great headway into my genealogy project
7. have someone hit my new car - and subsequently be without it for over a week now
8. did I mention great family time yet?
And most importantly, I took special efforts to watch / read as LITTLE news as possible, so as to focus on clearing my mind/body/spirit and enjoy the family time.
Now that I am back, here is what is in the works -
Besides the usual commentary on developing world affairs, I will be researching a special topic requested by Russel Means of the Lakotah Movement - focusing on Indian Extermination Policy held by the US Government for two hundred years; I will be writing on other topics specifically geared toward Indian Affairs, International Affairs, and the changing face of the US.
Thank you all for your continued readership. As the major political news dies down, I am finding that the best focus of the blog is one of the "Untold News Stories". I will be increasing my articles on Indian Advocacy, as I believe this topic is the canary in the mine shaft of the US - an indicator of the direction this country is heading and the challenges it faces. For instance - the current battle in Gaza - The conflict in Israel (and I am an advocate for Israel) is ongoing with the Palestinians for the simple fact that the Partition of 1948 has not been upheld - similarly, the US/Indian wars of the 1800's were conflicts of broken treaties and territorial incursions (of course there is much more - but the fundamentals at this point are territorial).
Here is to a great New Year - and here is to a year full of interesting debate and dialogue.