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Friday, December 29, 2006

The Year In Preview: Things I Hope Will Happen In Aught Seven

1. Rob Bell, Jonathan Tropper and Richard Russo all publish new books. I know that Bell and Tropper are going to be publishing books in the upcoming year. Bell has quite a unique view on Christianity and his last book, Velvet Elvis, was very fun to read. Tropper has been making me laugh ever since I read Book Of Joe two and a half years ago. Russo is the great American novelist that doesn't get enough credit for his writing. He hasn't published a novel in 5 years. His book of short stories, The Whore's Child, was great, but couldn't even whet my appetite for more of his writing.

2. Actual unification between political parties and the different color states we live in. With the impending execution of Saddam, things look like they could get much more bleak and bloody over in Iraq. Hopefully, the gap that has been wedged through our country with the use of wedge issues can somehow be bridged. In the long run, we still are Americans and we still have a great country. We have to get along. The old saying still runs true: United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

3. The Grove to find a new building that fits our needs as a church. We are in the midst of growing pains, and what would help ease someof those pains is a nice big, and cheap, building for worship and childcare.

4. Serious strides in the FairTax plan. I was a skeptic at first, but the more I read about the FairTax, the more I realized that it was a great plan. It answers all the questions about if it would hurt those that make less, and it won't. Maybe, hopefully someday soon, we will be able to pay our taxes with more just and fairness.

5. New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl. The D has to stop people, but with a 1st round bye and then a home playoff game, the Saints could pull it out. How unbelievable would that be?

6. XM Radio to really push their music channels. Sirus has a Rolling Stone and Elvis channel. Why can't XM have a Beatles channel? Change Willie's Place back to Hank's Place, but create a channel solely to Willie Nelson.

7. More challenges to the land speed record on a motorcycle out at Bonneville. Maybe the sight we saw in September was a once in every 20 years event, but it would be nice to see some more fast runs.

8. Road projects in and around NWA to get going strong, so that traffic can be eased up a little bit around here.

9. The Sopranos to end on an amazing run. Lost to deliver on promises from February to May. How I Met Your Mother to be continually funny. Some sort of resolution between Jim and Pam on The Office. Big Love to be just as good and just as creepy. Jeremy Piven to still be a central character on Entourage even though Vince and his boys fired him.

10. A great road trip, somewhere. Don't know where. Don't know why. But I need a really legen-----dary road trip this year...

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