celestial clock: Not as a pagan, except that the seasonal celebrations of the agrarian year and the solstices and equinoxes make more sense than whatever formula they used to calculate the Julian Calendar and usurp the ancient rituals as their own.
Here it is, Friday December 31, 2010. A day that is arbitrarily chosen by a council of the most powerful organized religion in the western world to demarcate the end of one year. In this case, the other Golden Rule is applied.
On a lighter note: This is the annual excuse for some people to over indulge in their choice of intoxicants and while in a stupor, vow to somehow improve themselves during the next three-hundred-sixty-five-days. Of course no one can be held to their resolution because it was sworn while being of unsound mind and possibly under duress.
I resolve to remain resolutely me: Maybe/hopefully a few inches slimmer by this time next year. This is under duress because it means cutting out my evening snacks and *shudder* exercising.
Otherwise, it is time to start building components of my ideal model railway empire, which gives me a little over three months to create something for show and tell at the Sixth Annual Ontario Narrow Gauge Show.
Wish me luck as I wish all of you a happy and prosperous Julian Calendar New Year!