Looking ahead, looking back – Chronicle Columnist

As you read this you are probably in that strange zone of crumpled Christmas wrappings and thinking about a new year in front of you. With both Christmas and New Year’s falling on the first of the week it puts a funny spin on things holiday. Well, that’s the luck of the draw. The calendar will march on and in a few years the holidays will happen on the weekend where — from a business viewpoint — they belong.
The Winter Solstice was last Friday, and the days are now getting a few minutes of light added each day. While . . .