Let's welcome the New Year with a sigh of relief -- and the hope of relief.
As the Herald took a look back at 2009, it was tough to get beyond the grim grip our economy has had on just about everything. Unemployment. Foreclosures. Bank failures. Chinese drywall. And a record year for homicides. C'mon, where's the glass half full?
I'd love to say we think 2010 is the answer to all our woes. Most seem to think our challenges will linger, to say the least. But hope lives eternal. Let's hang the new calendar on the wall, wish 2009 good riddance -- and wish each other a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!