Happy Chinese New Year! I am always excited about holidays. Stress and family spats often darken these special days of the year, but I relish the food, music, and vim, nonetheless. Chinese New Year always sneaks up on me like a preteen with a confetti popper. It’s nice to be pleasantly surprised each year. It appears that various animals have stepped up to the plate to represent 2015. A sheep, a goat, a ram, and a Mongolian gazelle comprise this year’s menagerie. I happened to be born in the Year of the Dragon. If you knew me, you would find this fact hilariously ironic. A dog? Perhaps. A rabbit? Sure. But a dragon?! Just to clarify things, I like to watch reruns of the “Little Einsteins “ cartoon and Peanuts’ holiday specials. I am an INFP according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. I savor the little platitudes on the wrappers of Dove chocolates. In other words, I’m a softie. But I suppose kismet knew I would like fantasy novels, so I was aptly born in the Year of the Dragon. So here’s to new beginnings and new adventures in 2015. May your year be filled with good luck and happiness.