Happy New Year and

Guess that writing this blog I’ve been so myopic, in a way, telling my own throat story that sometimes I forget to convey things of more importance.

One of them was that I forgot to wish to everyone who reads this blog a very Merry Christmas.  For many, I was fortunate to have been able to do that in person.  For those that I didn’t, then I sincerely hope you have had a Merry Christmas (and good end-of-year reflection).

But I’m not too late to say, to everyone who reads this,  Happy New Year.  In fact, to make up for my Christmas oversight, I declare that everyone who has been reading this blog will have a most excellent New Year and an extremely prosperous and fruitful 2011.  This declaration is not made lightly, but made high up in the hills of the Andes where the air is pure.  It’s a done deal.  Happy and Prosperous New Year.