How best to describe 2010? Two steps forward and another one back. You can pretty say that about the Century’s first decade for that matter. 911’s impact in Afghanistan, Yemen, our economy and the Airport Security line remains with us daily. Untethered technology allows us to connect at a whim though subject to the frailty of foreign tech support. Increased food selection and safety, once nothing more than a mere check of expiration dates, now includes news alerts and recalls. And, financial market upward movement is utterly divorced from job creation.
So for 2011, it’s not a matter of forgetting our history. That’s a fatal mistake. It is a matter of dealing with where we are now, and moving forward. Whether in tedious and invasive security lines to protect our safety, fighting terrorists where they are, or figuring out how to create jobs in this whacked out economy.
I understand the difficulty involved with dealing with things as they are instead of how one wishes they would be. It ain’t easy. But it is time.
Happy New Year.