Great Day

1. It is the final day of the worst Presidential administration in the nation’s history. As Ford said at the end of the Nixon era — “our long national nightmare is over.”

2. It is a relaxed day, with home from work, the Minion home from college, and nothing pressing for our attention.

3. I’m optimistic (and even, dare I say it, enthusiastic) about the prospects for my work in the coming year.

4. I’m watching the Merseyside Derby (Liverpool/Everton), live on Setanta.

Contented, all around.