Happy New Year 2024
It is New
Year’s Eve again. I would have loved to have been able to say that the past was
a great year, but, alas, it was not. Personally, I am doing alright, life
carries on as it usually does, but the world looks bleaker than it has done for
quite some time. It is no secret that my six years living in Israel make me
take special interest in what happens there, but although it is hard not to, I try
to keep politics out of the blog. Cannot say I am always successful at that, after
all, my blog is my window to say what I want, but I want this to be about
movies and books and not about politics.
was also the craziest weather I ever experienced, and I think most of us know
what that means for the future. Let me just say that I have never felt this
good about working in renewables. To actually be able to make a difference on
something this important is special.
list up a lot of terrible things going on, but today is supposed to be a
celebration, a good riddance to the old year and the best of hopes for the
coming year. I do sincerely hope there will be good things in store for us all.
If there is one particular wish for the new year from me, it is responsibility.
That people, high and low, governments and organizations, take on
responsibility themselves instead of blaming everybody else. Half the problems
in the world could be solved if everybody took a hard look at themselves rather
than blaming somebody else for their misery.
during 2023 I watched and reviewed 62 movies, which is more than I have done in
a while. 12 of these were off-List movies, leaving 50 movies on the List. I
went from 1978 to 1982 and I am now well into what I consider the golden era of
cinema: the eighties. The past two months I have been through a streak of
classics that would please me any day and although I am looking into a series
of more mundane movies, there are lost of highlights to look forward to.
On my book
blog I have done 9 titles this year, which I consider an acceptable achievement,
considering my target is just five books per year. I have gone through the
period 1811 to 1822, a period known for romanticism and the post Napoleonic
years. Jane Austen was a wonderful acquaintance and I really liked E.T.A.
Hoffmann’s book about his cat.
everybody a happy new year and all the best for the time ahead. May 2024
finally be a good year.