Thursday, December 31, 2009

An End of Year Note

Greetings folks,

I know it's been quite a long time since I last posted anything, either about Colombia, U.S. foreign policy, media actions, or anything else. The last several weeks have been quite intense on many different levels - personally, professionally - and as I sit here on a snowy morning on the last day of 2009, I can only say I am pleased that this very difficult year is finally coming to an end. Pewrhaps some of you can relate to this sentiment.

It is strange how the world keeps spinning, and so many people on this planet continue struggling with a broad array of challenges without end, and for me, it has been as if everything has stopped suddenly. All those important things that have kept my attention and moved me to action over the years have been put on hold while the storm supposedly subsides. Well, I don't know if the storm has actually subsided, but I now need to find a way to get back into the swing of things.

For one, I must find the time to continue contributing to this small space I started last year, not that it makes that much of a difference, but it allows me to track those important events in the world that I feel we need to pay attention to.

So as I look forward to 2010 with some light optimism, hoping to see progress on several fronts - my nwriting, maybe the radio show, this blog..., I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Next up, a thoughtful review from CIP on Colombia's Democratic Security Strategy.