2001 was a historic year. Not for me, though my family, friends and I — myself — have had historic ups and downs. In the end, I'm happy to see the year go, and I'm praying to God that this year will be a better year. I pray that this year will finally see an end to violence, not just in one location, but everywhere. I pray that this year will see an end to unfairness and discrimination against all people. And I pray that this year, we can at last see the promise of peace, love, and harmony that lives within each of us, regardless of religion or race.

I pray for you my friends, and I pray for your families, as well as me and mine.

Good fortune, good faith, and good luck in this coming year.