Have a Happy New Year

I just want to wish you all a happy new year.

In the New Year….

May your alley be free of prostitutes

May you never find crackheads on your front porch

May your home value go up just enough to get a good loan but not so high that you’re taxed out of the city

May you find peace with your neighbors

May your plumbing magically fix itself

May your gardens explode with fruit and color

May the abandoned houses get fixed and occupied

May the police always show up less than 20 minutes after you called them

May all your neighborhood construction get completed on time

May you find parking in front of your house

and may you have a blessed 2005.