Since then it's been a book you read in reverse
So you understand less as the pages turn,
Or a movie so crass
And awkwardly cast
That even I could be the star. — The Shins
Ever notice how reading a blog is like reading history in reverse? So the top post is like the last page, and you have to go to the end to start at the beginning?
But there are no chapters, just labels, and the frequency of the labels tabulates what occupied my blog and my thoughts: John McCain (46), Barack Obama (44), George W. Bush (43), election (42), Sarah Palin (28), Iraq (26), terrorism (15), Hillary Clinton (14), economy (11), Dick Cheney (10), Saddam Hussein (10), Iran (9), civil liberties (7), Russia (7), environment (6), Condoleezza Rice (5), debates (5), electronic voting (5), impeachment (5).
The year is mostly easier to read about when it's all in the past tense! So, to all my readers... all 5 of you... have a happy new year! Here's to more happy blogging in 2009!