Our brethren Down Under are already close to eight hours into the New Year. (They always do it sooner and better in Oz.)
Moscow, just now as I type, is ringing it in.
Across the Pond it's three hours until midnight. While here in the Quasi Pseudo Semi Hermetic Archabbatial Community of Gyrovagues Sarabites and Dilettantes (oh my!) we're twelve hours away from the New Year.
Say a prayer, pop a cork, drink a toast.
God bless Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI!
God bless Pope Francis, gloriously reigning, with good health and long life!
God bless the readers of this blog, friendly and no so friendly, sisters and brothers all (like it or not)!
God bless those who love us and those who hate us.
God bless us all!
Now and Always.