Happy New Year to everyone on our blog! We rang in 2021 at home in McLean, Virginia.  New Year’s eve is also my wedding anniversary. Twenty-three years ago,  Leslie and I eloped in Old Town Alexandria after dating eight years. Once again, we will celebrate two anniversary dates. I count the anniversary as our 31th while Leslie insists on counting this year as our 23nd anniversary.  We will toast our anniversary and the New Year (as we did 23 years ago and every year since) with a bottle of Schramsburg Cremant.

This has been a tough year from all of us. We have lost many and much over this past year.  However, we are persisted and prevailed over the adversity of 2020.  So here’s to hope and healing in 2021.

On New Year’s Day,  we will follow tradition and make the Bowl of the Wife of Kit Carson Soup with wasabi Bloody Marys. My father first introduced the soup to our family in Chicago, which is a Mexican turkey soup.  I smoked a turkey two days ago and it will go into the soup today.

I will be giving the summary of our year on the blog later today, but I wanted to wish everyone a safe and joyous new year in 2021. It has been a wonderful year with our rapidly expanding community. I cannot thank you enough for contributing to our daily dialogue on issues great and small in our society.

Happy New Year to everyone on our blog.

17 thoughts on “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!”

  1. Happy New Year to the Good Professor and the Patriotic and Righteous Defender of the Founders’ Freedom of Speech!

    Thank You, Your Honor.

    And Happy New Year and Congratulations to President Donald J. Trump for Your 2020 Gallup Most Admired Man Award and Your 2020 Election Landslide Victory!

  2. Congrats and Happy New Year! Your insights are truly valued…. the best out there.

  3. Happy New Year to you, your family, and Darren — and a happy anniversary.

    “I smoked a turkey . . .”

    That is the best method — crispy skin with moist, smoky meat.

  4. Feliz Año Nuevo a todos de buena voluntad….Happy New Year to all of good will.

    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Holy Day of Obligation

    Numbers 6:22-27

    The LORD said to Moses:
    “Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them:
    This is how you shall bless the Israelites.
    Say to them:
    The LORD bless you and keep you!
    The LORD let his face shine upon
    you, and be gracious to you!
    The LORD look upon you kindly and
    give you peace!
    So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites,
    and I will bless them.”


  5. Thank you Professor Turley, Happy New Year to you and your family as well. Please, keep up the blog – we need it.

  6. Yes, enjoy the Holiday Professor, and forget about the blog for a few days. I lived in McLean for more than half a century before I retired and must say that the weather and the traffic (especially the traffic) down here in Florida is far better. Be assured that the Year of the Ox, which begins on February 12, will be much more enjoyable than the Year of the Rat, which we are now seeing come to a merciful end. It is written in the noodles so you can believe it.

  7. Very special congrats on your Anniversary.
    Happy New Year JT and to all the family
    Including Chicago.
    Continue the good word..

  8. Happy New Year Professor! Thanks for helping us better understand our world!

  9. Yappy New Deer. I have one in my back yard right now. His name is Jehovah. He was there when the police took down a Commie sign. He is Jehovah’s Witness.

  10. Jonathan…CONGRATS to you and Leslie on your anniversary! Best wishes for many, many more years together! On January 19 my bride and I will celebrate 53 years together after meeting on a blind date, and eloping 7 months later.

  11. My favorite Sparkling Rose – you have great taste. 2021 will be as great as 2020 was terrible.

  12. And Happy New Year and thank you for what you do for so many of us day in and day out. Hope the New Year is kind to you and all of us as well.

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