I am not sad to see 2011 take its place in history. It has not been an especially good year for me. Death took a brother and a good friend and softball buddy. My mother broke her femur. My son was deployed to Iraq.
As the year ends, my mom is getting around pretty well for a 90-year-old. My son is home from Iraq with no visible wounds. I’m gradually getting over the loss of my brother Mike and my friend Dave Eastman.
I begin 2012 with six beautiful, healthy grandchildren and the finest wife on the planet. Entercom is a good company to work for, and I still enjoy broadcasting.
2012 will be a busy year, politically … and I predict a nasty presidential campaign. The Republicans have a chance, if they pick the right candidate and hit the notes that will attract the Independents. If the economy begins to gain momentum and the unemployment rate continues to drop, President Obama is going to be really difficult to beat.
Our thought for today is from me:
“I wish you a safe, healthy, prosperous, and happy New Year!”