December  20, 2012 marks the end of the 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar.  If you were to believe the rumors, this marks the end of the world as we know it.  I think I’m ok with that.  The world could use a bit of an upgrade:  more joy and less hopelessness.  More community and human connection, less self-centeredness.  So, yes, I believe the world will go on.  And I’m willing to follow the New Agers way of thinking:  that the date marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that 21 December 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era (

Here’s to the new era starting 12.21.12.  May there be lots of tap dancing.