As Christmas is drawing to a close, I continue to be concerned about the future. I continue to be concerned when I read about all the death, destruction and carnage that is going on around the world. I am worried about the continued economic well-being of our country. I am worried about the future of my child. I am worried about making one bad move and have all that I have worked for disappear. It appears that those who seem to act on our behalf just pay us lipservice. When I am right or not does not matter. The future does...and I am not that optimistic. I pray that I am wrong.