Happy Thanksgiving and Buy Nothing Day!
My wife and I had a fantastic Thanksgiving yesterday with a great big turkey, gravy, greens, pumpkin pie and cranberries! There is something just downright satisfying about the taste of turkey on Thanksgiving, maybe the tryptophan..
I've had a great year this 2009! I try to keep my personal life out of the internet blogging, so I'm not going to write much there, but in my own life I've had much to be thankful for this year. I hope you all have had nice years as well.
I'm thankful that for the fun blogging I've had on CAPS this year.
I'm also thankful that Alstry and GMX have been so completely wrong about their predictions of economic demise in the US and world. The banks didn't crash, nor the markets. We're charting a nice course up to S&P 1150 still. Things maybe be quite awful still, but we'll do ok everyone, and things will work out in the end. Why? We don't have any major civilization conflicts at the moment (world war level), though large strife exists in various (Afgani)-stans, Iran, central America. However, across the globe the course of education, medicine, and science continues to grow - and this can only be a good thing.
We are seeing the rise of a solar and wind industry, which is exciting! Similar with electric cars and hybrids. These are going to be what people remember when they look back on the 21st century. It'll be a century of rising stabilities, equilibrations between empires (America, Europe, China, India, Russia and Latin America), growing trade in language, ideas and culture.
I see bright prospects for the future!
Also, enjoy "Buy Nothing Day" today. There's no need to run out and buy yourself silly. If you want to, feel free - but the sales and gimmicks will still be there next week. Go for a hike, or watch a movie with your family. Work on crafts and art or read a book! Have fun and relax!