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Happy New Year 2018

2018 has arrived and it is the Year of the Dog in our Asian zodiac calendar (of 12 animals).  In their order: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig.  Here’s a preview of some upcoming events in Tucson:

Tucson Japanese Festival celebrating the New Year on Jan. 20, 2018 at PCC Downtown (1 to 5 p.m.).  Sponsored by our So. AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition:  www.southernazjapan.org, where I am the website Editor.


Chinese New Year of the Dog at Tucson Mall on Feb. 10, 2018 (11 to 8 p.m.).  Sponsored by Tucson Chinese Cultural Center (of which I am a member),  website:  www.tucsonchinese.org.

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Happy New Year 2017

Well, now that 2016 is past and we are officially in 2017, I would like to wish our loyal readers at Blog for Arizona a Happy New Year.  In Hawaii we say “Hau’oli Makahiki Hou” for this New Year’s greeting.

My advice for the New Year is to look forward, not backwards, be hopeful and spread goodness and kindness. Climb your ladder of success, however you define “success”, envision your future’s goals, and good luck in your endeavors.

ladder photo courtesy of Carolyn Classen

ladder photo courtesy of Carolyn Classen


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Message for the New Year 2016

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”80px-RWEmerson

― Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 to 1882)

Carolyn’s New Year note for 2016:  I saw  this Emerson quote posted at a holiday party recently, and thought it might be useful for us human beings in the 21st Century.  It’s Leap Year this year (February 29 is Leap Day for you ladies), and also U.S. Presidential Election year, very important to us here at Blog for Arizona.

Happy New Year!

Alles Gute zum Neuen Jahr (“Everything good  for the new year”, from my German husband).

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou, as we say in Hawaii.