CAtO Christmas Letter
Friends, relatives, fellow countrymen and dual citizens, once again it is that time of the year again - time for the holidays and the annual CAtO family letter. How time flies - it hardly seems like a year has passed and yet CAtO has had so many great achievements, it feels like it must have been two or three years since this time last year.
The past year has seen a Canadian Federal election, a U.S. federal election, Canada's best ever Olympic performance, a World Cup in one of the sports we still haven't quite mastered, and through it all, CAtO was there.
It's been a hectic year, keeping up with the ever-growing popularity of CAtO, as posts receive the odd comment here and there, and cumulative traffic levels hit a new all time high every single day of the year!
Still, we appreciate that while popularity is nice, life is more than just a popularity contest. That is why it was so gratifying to see all the critical acclaim that CAtO received this year:
CAtO received a nomination in the prestigious 'Best Post' category at the Canadian Blog Awards for this post, and proceeded to rack up some votes in the subsequent first round of voting. Meanwhile, a post on Climate Change Denialism met with universal acclaim, including one commenter who said, "Well done." Finally, even ace pundit Paul Wells weighed in with a measured, but generally favourable opinion on CAtO's review of his article on the federal election.
Now I know that some of you may be thinking, 'boy CAtO accomplished so many wonderful things this past year, it makes me feel really inadequate about what I accomplished.' But the truth is, 2006 was a such productive year for CAtO that even if you only managed to do half as many impressive things, you still probably had a decent year, so chin up, champ.
Well that wraps up things around here. Here's to a great Christmas and Holiday Season and may your 2007 be even half as impressive as CAtO's.
P.S. A late breaking cherry to top off this Sunday: Time Magazine names CAtO man of the year. That's going to be tough to top.