The author of this piece (a druid) might cause you not to read this piece, but trust me it is a worth while read.
Most of his thoughts you have read hear during the year and will not be new to you. It is comforting to me at least that others out there think along the lines that I do. Doesn't mean either of us is right, but it cannot hurt to be mindful of what could be the course we take.
It's a long piece but interesting enough to endure the length. So read it.