A Look Back.

Well, its that time of year where everyone takes stock of the past year and looks forward to the future.  So, what did we learn this year.  I learned that, once again, the doomsday people are as wrong as they ever were.  Note to all those people:  the world will end in a fiery mess…in a few hundred million years.  No need to rush things, the stellar cycle will take care of everything like it has for the past 14 billion years or so.

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Also, I learned that life is far too short to waste on the unimportant.  I lost several very special people this year.  Some expected, some not.  All of them will be missed.

It seems as I get older, time goes by faster and faster.  In my youth, time seemed to stand still.  Now, I want more.  Alas, I am ever the realist, and I know that my time is limited, so I need to take every opportunity to enjoy life, and the people around me, to the fullest.

I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.  I start teaching a class at one of the local law schools this next semester.  I hope I can inspire the people in my class to achieve the greatness that is in everyone.

I also plan to start taking better care of myself.  In my rush toward my ambitions this year, I neglected myself.  Time to start taking better care of me.

Tomorrow is the first day of the Western calendar.  A time for renewal and awakening according to those that came before us.  No matter where or how you find yourself, remember that change is the only constant in the universe.  I reflect upon the past and embrace tomorrow.  I hope you do the same.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +

Norman

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