Happy new year!

It’s a little early to say happy new year, but this week is full of family time and I’m not sure I’ll be able to blog again before 2013.

2012 was a rough year for me. I lost my dad this August, and we had a terrible health scare in February. Those traumas, though, also reminded me how very lucky I am. I am surrounded by good people, both in person and online. I am tremendously grateful for their love and support, and for the gifts I’ve been given by the world at large.

I want to say thank you. I’ve thanked my friends in person. I’ve thanked my twitter friends. I’ve done careful and loving charitable giving.

But, like the Little Drummer Boy, I don’t have enough money to make much difference. I need to give of my own skills. And what I can do is blog. So I dragged two of my smartest friends kicking and screaming onto the web and we started something new.

Here’s our blog: Tomorrow Global. It’s an attempt to shape a better future by thinking seriously about what comes next. Blood and Milk is designed to be useful to me; it helps me think. Tomorrow Global is meant for the reader. We’ve got a global health and development focus, but that’s a big tent. We update Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with new posts.

I hope you like it. I hope it’s useful. Right now, it’s my best gift.