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Since this isn’t a single-theme blog, and my main goal is to become better at writing non-technical non-fiction, I use blogging challenges to prompt me to write outside my comfort zone.
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
~ from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
For most of my life, my year has begun in the fall.
School, choir rehearsals, meetings for professional associations and clubs, theater and concert seasons all start in September or October. New clients generally come in the fall, in a hurry to spend allocated funds so they won’t disappear in the next budget cycle. Fall is also when I begin most new personal projects: knitting, furniture rearrangements, attic cleaning, wardrobe weeding.
Right now, I’m listening to the excited voices of the kids in the school playground across the street, and watching the neighborhood squirrels fighting over acorns.
What shall I begin next?
Like resolutions, predictions flood the media around the beginning of the new year. Whether it’s a misreading of ancient manuscripts, half-baked interpretations of astronomical events, or the work of sensation-seeking conspiracy theorists, everybody gets into the act, predicting drama and disaster.
2012 has attracted a bumper crop of disaster predictions. Those and other, less disastrous predictions are catalogued at the 2012 Predictions website.
Half the news stories and columns stress the horrors to come. Most of the others just ridicule the first half, without actually explaining what is or isn’t happening. Among the few to serve up facts along with sensational fiction, these two stand out:
2012: Shadow of the Dark Rift
Both sites give links and references to further information on the real science behind the hype and hysteria. Please read them. Please tell your friends. Please don’t spread the mythology.