With the exception of December 22’s “The Myth of Hart,” Opus Publicum has gone a bit soft editorially. It’s been a “whimsical week,” I suppose. That will change starting tomorrow. In the interest of doing some tidying up, I scanned through “Drafts” folder, along with jottings I put in the notebook in my side bag, to see if there was anything worth holding over into 2015. There really isn’t. Most good ideas will circle around again, and certain topics have moved past their shelf life; it’s time to let them go into the digital (or literal) dustbin. There are other matters which, if I had the time, I would have dedicated more energy toward. For instance, the ongoing struggle in eastern Ukraine and its implications for the future of both the Ukrainian Greek Catholic and Orthodox churches in that region remains a topic of sizable interest to me, though not one I feel equipped to write about without enflaming passions. A few “meta” matters, like the future of traditional Catholicism and the spread of the Tridentine Mass, fell off my radar this past year despite the high degree of attention I had paid to them in the past. It’s not that I no longer care about them; it’s just that at some point the law of comparative advantage finally has its say. There are other web-logs and online sites with the resources to invest in those issues. There are painfully few which focus on Opus Publicum’s usual menu of topics: Catholic Social Teaching/Thought (CST); the Kingship of Christ; economics and Catholicism; professional wrestling (well not so much these days); and so on, and so forth.