Wednesday Night #1400

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Wednesday Nights are never cancelled.
On New Year’s Eve (Wednesday Night #1400), in deference to the many celebrations across town and the nation, we will open the doors (figuratively) at 7pm.

In 1582, the Gregorian calendar reform restored January 1 as new year’s day. Although most Catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar almost immediately, it was only gradually adopted among Protestant countries. The British, for example, did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752. Until then, the British Empire, and their American colonies, still celebrated the new year in March. So maybe we should revert to celebrating at the next solstice, when perhaps we will have more to celebrate?

In any event, now is the traditional time to take stock, look back over the year, recognize the many happy events that we have enjoyed or celebrated, the less happy ones from which we have gained strength or knowledge, and the wisdom, laughter and support that we have shared with the Wednesday Night family.

Despite the onslaught of bad news, both financial and political -we will reserve our year-end roundup for next week – we remain hopeful that the New Year will bring some sanity and good governance to the planet, that a tyrant or two will be toppled (Zimbabwe is our first choice), and that politicians everywhere will assume some responsibility for reversing the damage mankind has caused to the only Earth we have.

On that note, once again, we send you and yours fondest wishes for the Best and Brightest of New Years, wherever you may be.

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