In many ways, this past year was wonderful.
While we all wish the economy was better, it made good progress during the year. The stock market made spectucular gains. Those poor and/or unemployed had set backs, but there is reason to believe improvements will be made.
On the human rights front, several states approved gay marriage. This unimaginable achievement seemed only a pipe dream a few years ago.
We did not commit large numbers of troops to any new country this past year. In fact, thousands of troops have been withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Affordable Health Care Act was implimented and is on its way. Its future and the future of health care for more people is good.
There is a new Pope and the world seems pleased with him. He rides around in the same model/make of car I do (Ford Focus) and I like that.
Because domestic oil production went up and consumption leveled off, we are importing less oil. One would think this will give more options for dealing with the Middle East than we havc had for some decades.
Secularism in our society seemed to grow at least a bit. The more it grows the better will be our politics and government.
Thank you to everyone who stopped at this blog in 2013. I enjoyed writing blogs and exchanging views with so many of you. The month just ending, December, 2013, the site was opened over 15,000 times, a record.
A Happy New Year to you all.