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New Year's Eve -- Already?!

New Year's Eve -- Already?!

What?  It is the 31st of December. a year gone by and another about to begin?  Hey, how did this happen so fast?  And where, just exactly where, did December go this year?

Was it the producing the various podcasts that ate up the time?  Was it in writing all the various documents, the editing for others in various assignments or projects,  or the editing and creating of spreadsheets?  The planning and work on a bunch of sites that are about to go live?  The consulting and marketing for various sorts of clients and projects?  The putting together of deals?  Was it time spent away from almost everything while seeing my son for 36 hours a day or two ago? 

Did December slip away as I was learning how to use a Mac?  (and hey, they're right -- it never crashes!) 

Or was time lost in what felt like an eon, trying to figure out what was causing my network to act oddly, and keeping the printer from getting any data?  Or was it that international endeavor with all the different players where I am the middle man, trying to keep everyone informed and to translate for all the parties involved (that project has taken up an inordinate amount of time)?

Or maybe it was the time spent watching the end of this series run of The Wire, or all of Dexter, and Sleeper Cell?  All of which, as fate would have it, were TiVo'd and watched in time shift mode for the most part.  TiVo and insomnia make for excellent time-shift TV viewing.  That was a lot of TV for one month.  And TiVo was quite active, capturing all sorts of movies for later viewing, as though there will be all sorts of spare time, har har, in the coming first quarter of 2007.

So where did December go?

It seems like only a day or two ago that I posted the November Wrap Up.  And in doing so I promised to post an entry about the elections, and some other partially completed blog entries that are in various states of composition.  Oops.  Never got to completing the nearly-complete elections item.  Didn't even look at the other pieces, in their various states.  But I did happen upon a different one, started around a year ago, that never made it beyond early draft stage.  Honestly, that one, despite needed a heavy-handed edit to remove some superfluous introductory material, is better than all the others.

Will I ever get around to posting these entries?  Well, yeah, when enough time rolls around that I am not busy doing something else.

It was nice to get a call or two asking if the lack of current posts meant I'd abandoned the blog.  No, I  told them, I'm just to busy to write, edit, compose, or even gather my thoughts.  And then, doing a referrer check (that's a variation on the ego surf) I saw that a friend was asking me to please blog some more.  So I called that friend to ask for some tech help on an issue that was befuddling me, and also to thank him for the public "blog more often note."  We ended up talking about all sorts of things.  He gave me excellent pointers on my tech question and actually got me to where I could do what I needed to do.  He's a season Mac user, I am a novice (less than a month), so his pointers were illuminating.  Thanks, Ski!

What with his blog item asking me to post, and a couple of calls, it seemed a good idea to get something up here before the New year rolled in.  Oops, that's just a few hours from now.

My friend and fellow blogger Frank Paynter almost always shows in the referrer logs.  Just today there was a pointer to a long comments discussion Frank and I engaged in with regard to Middle East politics and relations among opposing parties.  Frank is not only the  leader in referrers (with Doc Searls coming  in a very close second) , but he also holds teh distinction of having the blog on which I have posted the most comments.

So I wish Ski, Frank, Doc,and everyone else who reads, clicks to, links to, posts about, or is just plain interested in what goes on over here in DeanLand a very happy New Year.

2007: just a few hours away.  Already here for my friends throughout Europe.

And the best news of all: Spring Training Camps open for pitchers and catchers in  a mere  43 days.  I can almost hear the crack of the bat, the wallop of fastballs slamming into catchers' mitts.  It brings a smile to my face and a sense of anticipation and joy.