As I write this, the year of our Lord 2008 is drawing to a close. You are reading it early in 2009. I still haven't decided whether to call the year "two thousand and something" or "twenty-oh-something." I hear the former most often but prefer the latter. Does it say something about me that we are four-fifths of the way through the decade and I still don't know what to call the year? I'd like to think I've been too busy with more important issues and items.