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Good Riddance Day

Wildfires in central Washington make for a spectacular sunset over Spokane, Wash. on Friday evening, Aug. 1, 2008, as the sun tries to burn through the smoke plume of thousands of acres that have burned over the past few days. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)
Wildfires in central Washington make for a spectacular sunset over Spokane, Wash. on Friday evening, Aug. 1, 2008, as the sun tries to burn through the smoke plume of thousands of acres that have burned over the past few days. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Folks in New York'sTimes Square today have a chance to say "good riddance" to the worst of 2011 in their lives. And we can, too, via cyberspace. Inspired by a Latin American tradition where people put items into dolls and then set the dolls on fire,  the ritual destroys the symbols of not-so-good memories of the past year.

I would settle for the cyberspace opportunity - and leave your household's dolls at rest.

Happy New Year.

(S-R archives photo)




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