A new year has arrived. Perhaps it will be better than the last, perhaps. One can only hope. Mother Nature is letting us know how upset she is with us. Not all the happenings have been on the news. Did you know that Mt. Etna was erupting? I haven't seen it on the news. Only reason I knew about it was because I follow BBC. What about cracks in a new multi-story apartment building in England? The news we get is selective. And, these days, mostly opinion. Mother Nature is not selective. Here we have had over a foot above the average rain. The ditches along side my driveway have white caps. The ground is so saturated that a good wind storm will take down a lot of trees. I'd rather have snow. Yeah, yeah I know, an inch of rain equals a foot of snow. I can handle that a lot better, and it's prettier. But hey, who am I? May this year bring you good health, peace of mind, and, most of all, stability.