ChanteSez … Merry New Year!

Ever seen Coming To America? “Merry New Year!” is one of my favorite lines from that Eddie Murphy classic.

I wish you and yours a happy Christmas and a merry New Year!

Here’s when to capitalize it.

If you’re referring to the holiday, capitalize all instances of New Year:

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?

Prince Akeem’s neighbors were less than pleased when he was shouting, “Merry New Year!” from his New York apartment balcony.

But if it’s a matter of fact — more in reference to the date of Jan. 1 and beyond — no capitalization is needed:

I plan to stick to my resolutions in the new year.

The start of the new year always feels like a do-over on life.

ChanteSez … It’s too early for end of the year blues

As we approach the end of the year, there are a few things I feel I’ve done well here at, and just as many that I could have done better.

Funny how that seems to be the way of life. Honestly — today, anyway — I’m not looking at this truth with a contented smile. Today, I am sad.

Lest this turn into one of those blogs, back to the point. Things that worked well, things to improve.

  • For starters, I’ve been consistent with posts … until recently. I’d like to pick things back up in 2014.
  • I’d also like to see more of the “worthwhile people” mentioned in my site’s mission. I’ve focused mostly on the information and events. I’m always open to ideas. Just leave me a comment.
  • When you search “Jamal Ahmad Atlanta” on Google, is likely to show up on the first page!
  • Same for “Kai Alce Atlanta”!
  • You have hung in there with me. I am incredibly thankful for that. Please keep reading, and stay in touch with me.