Well, here we are at the beginning of another year, January 1, 2011.
At least, it’s Jan. 1 as I write this. You won’t be reading it until Jan. 4, at the earliest, unless you’re one of the editors or proofreaders at the Tribune. Some of those people have the dubious privilege of reading my meanderings early.
But, that technicality aside, this essay is, as you might expect, the more-or-less customary effort by newspaper people such as I to look forward and tell you what I think the new year might bring.