As you might have noticed, this is the first time you don’t see my face on this page. This was a calculated effort by our Photo Editor, Kate Benson, and I aimed at getting across a deep revelation we recently had while watching the final 2008 Presidential Debate, a difficult 90 minutes to watch even for the most optimistic of souls. We were left pondering what the fate of our country holds: Are we permanently recessed, temporarily depressed or just stuck in a brief rough spot in our nation’s history? Our concern was short-lived, as we immediately realized that we have a lot to be thankful for, even despite one of the worst economic downturns of our lifetime. We have the sun. We have savings. We have birthdays. We have people that love us. And we have readers like you that make every late night and deadline disaster worth it. So the next day, we shot this photo to encourage you to turn your back on these dark days and face the sunshine. The economy may be cyclical but we should always strive to move forward, regardless of the obstacles that may cause us to stumble along the way. By the time most of you read this, we would have already elected the next President of the United States. Whether your candidate is on his way to the White House or not, one question remains: Will you face the sun or turn your back on it? You know what I’ve decided to do. I only hope this letter has inspired you to do the same. Happy Thanksgiving.
Jorge Arauz | Editor-in-Chief