This angel figure, created by a very talented Polish clay sculptor,
Margaret Wozniak, was created in 2000. Around the figure's
robe are little sketches that evoke the artist's adopted home,
New York City-a yellow cab, various buildings, including the
As I take it out each year, I reflect back to a more innocent time.
She traded it for one of my large salad bowls, at a craft sale held
at a studio a couple of blocks away from the World Trade Center.
We have just ended eight years of very dark times in our nation.
Let us all look forward to the coming year and those to follow, with raised hopes ushered in by