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)