Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year!

Chris at the Assignment DeskI'm celebrating the New Year with my sister at her place of employment, one of the three statewide local TV stations here in Utah. Both of our parents are out of town for the Fiesta Bowl, along with my sister's husband (who had to go to the game for work), so we're on our own as the countdown to 2005 continues.

The 10 p.m. news show has just ended, and the station will now cover the next two hours of the city's "First Night" celebration at Gallivan Center Plaza.

Wherever you are this night, I wish you all the best for a happy and successful 2005. Also, check out Mark D. Roberts's piece on celebration in the midst of suffering. Let's remember our neighbors in East Africa and Southeast Asia as we bring in the New Year.

UPDATE: You can help the victims of the tsumani by making a donation here.