Happy New Year 2023
year has gone by and again it is time to take stock. I think most people will
agree that 2022 was not one of those years that will be remembered with
fondness. Sure, this is the first new year post-COVID, but that already seems
like such a long time ago and so much have happened since then. There is now
war in Europe again and a bloody one at that and we are looking into an energy
and an inflation crisis on top of all the other crisis’s plaguing us. I have an
app on my phone telling me what the electricity price is over the next 24 hours
so I can plan when to do laundry or use the oven, something I would not have
thought of a year ago.
All is not
bleak though. One man’s death is another man’s bread as the (Danish) saying goes.
I work with renewables, and this is a field that is booming, as in gold rush
boom times. We are hiring and are very busy and if all goes well, I will be
opening our new Copenhagen office sometime in 23. If you are interested in this
field you may want to check out the Danish Energy Island project, which is
labelled as the Danish equivalent to the Moon project. Truly exciting stuff.
also the year where Sight and Sound presented their new and updated list of the
100 best movies ever and the number one spot, the best movie ever made, was: “Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080, Bruxelles”. Interesting choice…
listed 55 movie reviews on this blog in 2022. Of these 46 were List movies and
9 off-List movies, making this the slowest year so far, but I am in no rush so
never mind that. The period covered is 1975 to 1978 and three List years per calendar
year does seem to be my pace now. A thing I have noticed in this period is how
difficult is has become to limit my off-List movies to only three titles. There
is just so many interesting movies out there that never many it to the List.
This was also the first year without a new release of “1001 Movies You Must See
Before You Die” and while it may bee too early a call, this could be the end of
an era. It does also seem like the host of 1001 bloggers have been thinning over
years, either from abandoning the project or by finishing it and this blog may
end up as an anachronistic artifact, but then, so am I.
On my book
blog I have read and reviewed 13 titles which is almost three times more than
the target I have set for myself, so I can be pleased with that. This took me
from 1794 to 1811, 17 years, and I am now far into the Napoleonic wars, in the
period known as Regency. So, that means I am looking into a lot of Jane Austen
like to wish everybody a happy new year with my sincere hope that 2023 will
finally be a better year. I think we all need that.