Happy New Year to all those of you who observe the Lunar New Year, set off firecrackers, bark at the moon and burn hell money.
As those of you who know me understand, I have a number of friends who are Buddhists and attach sacred (sorta) significance to the blooming new year. I'm definitely not a Buddhist, though I was just named to be chief financial officer to a Buddhist trust last week. I asked "why me". They said a Buddhist would ignore responsibility, give money away or go on a retreat, allowing disaster to befall the stupa and surroundings. Maybe I'm better off not being Buddhist given all that.
Some cynics say that today is also the day when we should honor all of the flying monkeys who attend and advise Hillary Clinton.