I am hopeful as this New Year trudges on. I am not always a fan of nationalistic sentiment, as it often results in dangerous rhetoric, however, I cannot help but be nationalistic this year. Let us work hard to continue to build our economy.
I have thought about writing something like this for some time. Of the many forms in which this article could be presented, I have chosen to deliver it conversationally — thoughts on education, health care, clean water and the environment.