Happy New Year! (almost) Unless you are reading this within 12 hours after I write it, it is probably 2002. So raise a glass and toast '01, ok?

Party at our place tonight to ring in the New Year. Too bad I have a cold. Not sure how that happened...this is the second cold I've had in 6 months. Unbelievable. I think its probably the third cold I've had in the last 3 years, so you can see why it is a little unusual to get another one so soon. Oh well, what can you do?

Mett James Ensor...Belgium's famous painter.