Saturday, December 30, 2006

Churchman On Ice

OK, folks, so here's the story. As most of you know -- and, maybe, two or three were anticipating -- I've been keen to cap off the daily whispers of what's been a very full and eventful year with tomorrow's scheduled rollout of what's become the traditional package for the Churchman of the Year, comprising a year in review piece and a look at the honoree(s).

Looking over the drafts so far, however, I'm finding that their quality leaves much to be desired. And, well, that won't do; you've got every right to expect the best your narrator can compile, and such is your trust that I need to get the mental space to take it up a notch. (This is what happens when you plan on having the time, coherence and energy to get something done as the Octave keeps whirring away... and then reality sets in.)

Ergo, in the attempt to do it right than simply do it for its own sake, once the champagne's downed, the 12 grapes are gobbled, the confetti's cleaned up and another year's strut has gone into the history books, the breathing-room should be there for a better package. In the meantime, however, you may be interested to see who one Muslim website's "Person of the Year" is...

As this batch of posts is likely the last you'll be seeing for 2006, get hoppin', and be safe. Happy New Year to all of you and your loved ones -- may all its gifts, joys and promise be yours.

Te Deum laudamus, te Dominum confitemur....