January 29th, 2008
There is a lot of pessimism in the air. As we come to the end of the first month of 2008 it seems that many are in a negative, hunker down state of mind. The stock markets are being fueled by fear. The commentators are speaking as though a major recession has begun. Casualties continue at too high a level in foreign combat, and of course it is cold and dark outside for much of the country. All this in a country that seems to have optimism in its national fiber.