I’m still adjusting to the idea that the year begins in January and ends in December. After being either in the classroom as a teacher, or having kids in school, it seemed for the longest time the year began in September and ended late June, with a couple months off in-between. Regardless of what calendar you follow, I’m sharing my 2013 highlights chronicled in my blog. And this marks my 300th post since starting the blog in April 2011.
For sure, there were two family highlights: Lydia’s senior year of college and subsequent graduation; and the birth of grandson Nakshone Yair. She’s now forging new frontiers in San Francisco and he’s rolling over and beginning solid foods.
Two historical events occurred this year that affected me personally. The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and the Supreme Court’s passage of DOMA. The struggle for equality and justice continues.
Professionally, I interviewed Ed Kane, a Pearl Harbor survivor, wrote a full-length play (producers?), and am writing and editing for a couple of non-profit organizations.
I met blog friend Dawn Landau and she honored me with the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, which I in turn passed on to other bloggers. I’m particulary proud of my mother, who has started a blog and finds it therapeutic physically and mentally.