Well, happy new year. It will be better than 2005. I feel it. In fact, you can start celebrating now because January 15 - 21 is slow . . . down . . . week.
Along these lines, if you haven't heard about Slow Food, this is a great concept and growing movement, especially in Europe but now in the U.S. too. Go to www.slowfoodusa.org to learn more.
If you're lucky, you can also find Slow Food near you.
The kids are itching to leave the library, so I should sign off here.
* No, that is not a shamanic drum, it is a drum of artisan cheese held by its creator.
P.S. I just discovered that the Polaris Institute has created a colorful map of the major companies that control most of the commerce on the planet.