I thought I’d start the new year with a simple, unpretentious cat cartoon, for the sake of simplicity and humility, sort of like eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. I apologize. I know things petered out around here during the holidays; I hope you understand. However, those of you who have been coming around for a long time know the cold winter months are when I monkey with the Web site, and I expect this year will be no exception. Watch this space! Speaking of those who have been coming around for a long time, there are quite a number of you. As my friend at the nearby convenience store says after a sale, “We ‘preciate you!” So, for you and for everyone else, I just want you to know arloandjanis.com will lurch into the new year, undiminished.