This year, as you're typing up your resolutions and watching the ball drop in New York City, give a nod of thanks to Janus, the Roman god of doorways and beginnings. It’s thanks to him that we celebrate the New Year on January 1.
Here in Vermont it’s a drizzly, cold, cloud-covered day. However, 111 years ago in Kitty Hawke, North Carolina, the sun was shining and the wind was blowing steadily from the north. Perfect conditions for flying.