But the event that kicked off 2011 in Alexandria on New Year's Eve makes me wonder how the next 12 months will turn out.
The one thing I've been wanting to scream at everyone, is that those who died in that horrendous crime were Egyptian citizens. People died.
Of course, the mass media frenzy, the sheer skill of knowing how to aggravate an audience - isn't new to us. This is quite similar what happened at the time of the Egypt-Algeria World Cup qualifier in 2009. The talk shows, the headlines, the emails...
I just hope we're a little bit wiser time. There are many calls for action, including going to church on Thursday night to attend the Coptic Christmas eve mass. A call to Egyptians. Pick a church, go and pray.
Pray that this weekend goes by in peace.