After a month-long pause I’m returning to normal routines, and to fibercopia. There’s always something awkward about the very beginning of a year — in the continuum of time nothing has really changed, and yet there’s the expectation of something new, a hopeful look forward at what is still the blank screen of the 12 months ahead. So rather than just say “Happy New Year”, I’ll make a longer wish instead: may the New Year – from start to finish – be one of individual and collective prosperity, not only financially, but also socially, spiritually, and emotionally.

Above, Original Good’s fair-trade “Pout Free Coin Purse”, made in Vietnam.