We were sitting in a condo on a ski hill with friends, counting down to the New Year, when the ageless Mr. Bennett appeared on TV. One of us wondered aloud about just how many new years he has personally ushered in.
In days gone by, the question would have just hung there. We would all offer our guesses but there would be no definitive resolution of the question. It would probably fill up a few minutes of conversation. If someone felt strongly about the topic, it might even start an argument. But, at the end of it all, there would be no definitive answer. There would only be opinions.