These Weeks in GOOD

Hi. For the past fortnight or so, we've been caught up in merry-making-be it for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, or just for the fun of being absurdly drunk and giggly for many days on end. Plenty of smiles times, you know?Of course, as The Big Picture's recent Israel and Gaza collection reminds us, there are some places where conflict doesn't take a holiday.We bring that up, not to bring you down, but to remind ourselves that things could be a lot worse. And, by extension, things could also be a lot better. Let's make 2009 the year that sees things getting better.(Photo: smoke and clouds in a Palestinian sky. By David Silverman. Via The Big Picture.)