From my family to yours, a very happy, healthy, safe, and productive New Year! Throughout 2007, I got to meet many, many new folks at Civil War Roundtables across the country, and made many new friends. I was treated with the utmost kindness and hospitality everywhere I went, and I appreciate all of the kind words about my work.
This year has certainly seemed like a long one – about 600 days long rather than 365, and I look forward to 2008. It will be very interesting with the release of my new book and some new articles, and there’s lots more work to do. I’m an outside-type guy, so I’m already ready for spring here in Western PA (which unfortunately won’t be coming for another 3 months or so). Until then, I guess I’ll be shoveling snow and bracing against the cold.
There’s only a few hours left in this year, so I hope everyone is safe tonite however you celebrate – and hold your loved ones close.
Happy New Year to all!