December dawns calmly after an insanely busy Fall. It is a month where each year I take a hard look at the good, bad and ugly of the year. And boy-howdy did 2013 ever have some of each! This year I kept a fairly detailed calendar of stuff that happened all year so that I don’t fall in to the all-too-familiar trap of only remembering what happened in the near past. I do want to mention the near-past as it was inspirational and educational in a bunch of profound ways. Jim and I are just back from a 3 week trip of a lifetime. We spent a week in Crete and 2 weeks in Israel. History came alive in 3200BC Minoan ruins, at David’s castle, visiting the cities around the Sea of Galilee, and seeing the road to Damascus. I have more pictures of countryside, rocks and ruins than can even be counted.
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