The new just-out-of-college employees at work look like grammar school kids (they aren't, you're just older. We looked like them when we entered the work force. Yes, we did.); the days seem to go by faster the older you get.
There were deadly events in 2013. The Boston Marathon bombing. The typhoon in the Philippines. Key historical figures passed away: Mandela, Thatcher. There were disappointments: the U.S. Congress; the terribly managed launch of Obama's health care act; selfies.
There were good things: progress on the gay marriage front: a papal transition that has led to a more touchable Pope; a 14-year-old scientist took it upon himself to change the process for detecting pancreatic cancer so it can be diagnosed where there is 100 percent chance of survival (prior to his work, it was a 2 percent chance); and there's that 5-year-old Batkid in San Francisco who captured the everyone's heart when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his dream of being his favorite superhero for a day.
When you look back on the year as a whole, it was like other years -- good stuff, bad stuff and just stuff.
As we speed into 2014 (How DID that happen???), let's hope for more good news than bad, more successes than disappointments and, most important, good health and happiness to you all.