It started with a Funeral of a friend and ended with a funeral of a family member. The events of the year seem to be a mishmash of tragedies, at least this year. Some years are a flow of victory and joy, some a combination of both.
In reality our lives are no different we move from the time of our birth to our death flowing through our time punctuated by events happy and sad. Those events combined with our families and our luck shape who we are. We as a group are luckier than most because we have all chosen to share our views of the daily events of the world with each other. We are a minority that has reached out to find others to talk about things that most of our friends never even give a second thought to. Whether we fight or get along is just the color of the paint we use on the Canvas of ATW.
I am grateful for all of you ally and adversary, we all add color to this canvas. This year comes to an end, a new one begins. I have no idea what this year will hold for me let alone any of you. I do know that some of us will share the events of our lives some won’t. The only thing that can be counted on is that we will argue about world events that will effect our lives, but that we our powerless to do anything about.
The next two years my country will be in extreme political battle with itself. Factions of every type will be vying for power while we also try to hold the damage being caused by those in power now to minimum. We live in the curse of Interesting times.
I bid farewell to 2014, and welcome 2015 with both fear and joy. All I know for sure is each of us will grab the Tiger by the tail and be dragged along for good or ill, and we will each share our perspectives with each other. Each of us will be better than most because of our interaction here, remember that as we trade punches and share trenches.
and remember the threat in the background that is coming for us all.