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Chris Gilbert


Happy New Year

It seems like everyone is saying it. “I can’t believe the year is over already. It just flew by.” I suppose the older we get, the more it seems that way. 2012 was actually 24 hours longer than 2011, but yet that’s not the way we remember it. For me, this year ended on a high note. I got a job here in November, attended a wedding in December, and was even able to squirrel away some money to buy my mom a laptop.

As a nation, though, this year didn’t end too well. A mall shooting in Oregon, the massacre at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, and as the New Year approached, we were ready to plunge (or maybe are just lightly pushed, I don’t know) over the so-called fiscal cliff. All of that has happened just in the last month, so maybe time does fly, even when you aren’t having fun. The Mayan calendar was wrong, though, and we are all still here, so at least we can be thankful for that.

As 2013 gets underway, regardless of whether 2012 was good or bad to you, here’s hoping the New Year will be much better. A happy and healthy New Year to you all, and thanks for listening.








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