2013: The Year of the CE Optimist
I try to use my holiday column to look ahead, but it’s always good to peek back to put those thoughts in perspective.
Highlights of the past year included the London Summer Olympics and Rupert Murdoch’ fall from grace. We saw the passing of Neil Armstrong, Phyllis Diller, Whitney Houston and Cosmopolitan magazine’s Helen Gurley Brown. The 2012 Presidential election cycle overshadowed anything else that was happening for a good part of the year.
There were a slew of unusual weather events, including earthquakes, floods, storms around the world, drought and record heat in the West, and Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.