"In Spain, revelers mark the new year by quickly eating a dozen grapes at midnight. The fruit is said to be a predictor of the year ahead: Each sweet grape represents a good month, each sour grape a less-than-lucky one. "
Martha's idea of threading grapes onto skewers, and serving each in a glass of something bubbly just before the countdown is going to be added to our New Year traditions.
(If any of us stay awake that late.)
...I can’t help but reflect on what, in my view, is the most important rule of business in today’s integrated and digitized global market, where knowledge and innovation tools are so widely distributed. It’s this: Whatever can be done, will be done. The only question is will it be done by you or to you. Just don’t think it won’t be done...
-Thomas L. Friedman, NY Times