As the year draws to a close, it’s been quite a ride for me and my humble little platform for addressing the world, both present and future. As I have done before, I’m going to put a few words together to reflect on the quarter gone by, and also look ahead to the future a little bit. Like the guy in the picture above, the moments where I feel like I’m soaring are great, but there’s always going to be a landing to worry about when it’s over.
I wrote well over a hundred pieces in this blog for the final three months of 2012, on topics including the re-election of Barack Obama, the release of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, art from days gone by, current events, and things I have written for other websites. And, as always, there was also a healthy dose of stories about mundane things from everyday life. Truth be told, those are the things I most enjoy writing about here. If I couldn’t tell these dumb little stories, I’d have to find something else to do with my time, and I have no idea what that might be. So my thoughts and energies will continue to be directed here in the upcoming year.
For 2013, I’d like to get more of my writing out into the wider world. I probably said something similar a year ago, and to some extent that’s come to pass. There’s so many things to say, and so little time available to say them, that it makes for a challenge I truly enjoy.It would be silly to do anything else.