When I was typing this commentary on my computer to save for the archives of course I absentmindedly put January 4th, 2017 and had to change the 7 to an 8. If I write you a cheque in the next little while it might be stale-dated the minute I hand it to you. It’s hard for me to comprehend that I started churning out these “Coffeetalks” in 1998. I remember I wrote and voiced one every other day at first, gradually upping them to five days a week.
Honestly speaking, there are times nowadays that I wonder if maybe 20 years is enough of foisting my opinions on you on just about anything and everything. Frankly, it gets harder to come up with 5 different topics each week that are interesting enough to me, let alone might be interesting to you. I would never want to just fill a minute or so of your important time with trivial, irrelevant fluff, and some might say, “Vic, that’s what you are doing so far today”. I have appreciated the opportunity to produce these daily editorial commentaries, loosely defined as expressions of my opinion about situations or events or else explanations about things I find interesting. We will soldier on into 2018 and I think it will prove to be another interesting year at home and abroad with hopefully meaty subjects to talk about.