December 2014

2014 In Perspective

December 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ahhh, the year in review.  2014 was a great year, but the world is still full of astonishing violence… But through it all we manage… Here’ s to a great 2015, with hopefully less violence. January 1 – The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect,  making our country one step closer to having the same health care as almost every other country on the planet, yet divides us even further as a nation. January 4th- 51% of Union Approves worst Boeing deal ever. Yeah.  Further proof that the American workforce has no plans for the future, Boeing employees fearing for the future decide to go with the company offer. February 2 – The Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII, destroying the Manning led Broncos.  This was a major event here and in my life–especially after seeing the Bills lose so many to our arch rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.  I hope the Seahawks get the chance to destroy the Cowboys on their way to their 2nd straight Super Bowl. #whynotus […]

The 2014 Doldrums

December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

I get this way every year. Sometimes it can be about the weather, sometimes its about the season, sometimes its about the holidays. This year I don’t know what it has been exactly, but the post seasonal doldrums have set in and its not even New Years yet. Christmas was pretty good this year. Elliott woke up at 6am, but he didn’t ask for Santa, he asked for a glass of water and he went back to bed. That was a Christmas gift of it’s own– and I suspect it is the last time we will ever see that again– because he knows who the Santa Claus is now– he has been asking about him everyday since Thanksgiving, because of course that is when the festive kicks in. Our Christmas was fairly low key. I don’t have a big family and Lili’s family lives on the other side of the pond and Christmas in Germany is quiet on Christmas day as well because its supposed to be about the family… but here, […]