The end of the year is nigh and perhaps too the world. Forget new year's resolutions; we want to pause, take stock, and celebrate this past year's solutions. December's Of Recent Note
celebrates the good things of your 2009.
What minor achievement, what big success, made you happiest this year? For what or whom were you proud in 2009?
From book deals to strategically placed mistletoe, email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m. Eastern
. Entries should be around 150 words.