Tonight I took a noisy walk.
As I walked this evening in the nice cool 40 degree weather I heard fireworks going off all around me.
They weren’t really large fireworks like at a 4th of July celebration, but there were some pretty big ones that I could see up in the sky.
In many places around the world the New Year is brought in with fireworks. Especially in Sydney which is one of the first major cities to celebrate the New Year.
I had many thoughts while I was out walking tonight about friends around the world and how they are all beginning to celebrate the New Year. There are only a few places that celebrate the New Year after California.
Back in Iowa and Missouri my family just celebrated the New Year as I have been writing this.
Happy New Year!