Retrospective: 2017

Retrospective: 2017

As I do each and every December, I sat down to write about the past year, and all its up and downs, reflecting on whether it was a good year, or a bad year. 2017 must be categorized as both. For Houston, it was both a great year, and a terrible one. For me and my...
Retrospective: 2016

Retrospective: 2016

As has become my custom, I take a look back at the previous year, the good and the bad, the surprising and the obvious, and reflect on the year as a whole. Many would agree with me that 2016 was not a great year. It saw turbulence across the globe, in all aspects of...
Retrospective: 2015

Retrospective: 2015

As 2015 ends, I take my yearly look back, at what has happened, not happened, and try to determine how happy I am with the previous year. 2015 has been quite a year, with mostly some very significant ups, and the downs being fortuitous in that they could have been far...
Retrospective: 2014

Retrospective: 2014

As has become my habit, at the end of each year I look back at the previous 365 days, and reflect on events–good and bad–to see just how my year has gone. 2014 had its challenges, and 2015 certainly looks like it’s going to be full of change, one way...
Retrospective: 2013

Retrospective: 2013

With each new year comes the inevitable look back at the past one. Was it a good year? Did we get everything accomplished that we set out to do? Am I a better person than I was last January 1st? 2013 was an interesting year for Jenny and I–a big one,...
Retrospective: 2012

Retrospective: 2012

As inevitably happens, the calendar rolls over to a new year and we’re left to look back and consider the past twelve months. 2012 was quite a year for Jenny and I. As we move forward in 2013, we have some exciting things to look forward to, and hopefully some...
Retrospective: 2011

Retrospective: 2011

2011 was quite a year, and one I’m glad to put behind me. It was a very stressful year, for both Jenny and I. Fortunately, life didn’t throw a whole lot of curveballs our way during the past twelve months, but things were still certainly interesting....
Retrospective: 2010

Retrospective: 2010

The Aughts are over, and we move into the 20-teens. A new decade, with new challenges and objectives. With the beginning of this new year, and new decade, it’s time for me to take a look back at the past year, and to reflect on what’s happened, and to look...
Retrospective: 2009

Retrospective: 2009

2009 was a difficult year, filled with disappointments, struggle, and challenges such as I’ve never experienced before. But with the bad times, there were plenty of good times. Looking back on 2009, it’s clear that a LOT happened in mine and Jenny’s life. This is a look back at the past year, and some of the more major moments of 2009…