champagneTo all my followers and especially those who commented on my various blog posts, I wish you and yours a healthy and prosperous 2016.

As of January 1st I join the retirement crowd. If things go as planned, I will publish one new book and the French translation of Il Molo in 2016. I will also have more time to blog and in general do a lot of things I couldn’t do before due to lack of time.

My sincere wish for 2016 is that the world will find itself at peace, or at least find itself on the road to peace. Given the adverse forces that we are faced with – the violent and hateful responses to those with other ideologies, the general disrespect of other human beings, the senseless killings of so many – my wish may be unrealistic. In spite of this, I sincerely hope that 2016 is a much more peaceful year.