The hardest part of this job, believe it or not, is making predictions.
It surely feels good when you correctly forecast the future, but it's not a lot of fun when you whiff. In fact, it's often best to hope that readers have short memories when a prediction goes bad. So far, I have yet to find one who actually does have the ability to let such moments pass quietly.
That's why I've learned that it's wise to come clean in print on my most
off-base opinions. Humility ...