In retrospect were it not for two key events in 2012 it wouldn't actually be much different than any other year. BUT, in July, the day after my son-on-law's birthday, Don Sullivan died. Don was my son-in-law's father, my friend and the reigning patriarch of the Sullivan/Stockwell clan.
RIP, Don. Now it's me.
The next thing to pretty much ruin 2012 was the shooting at Sandy Hook School--a place I called home-away-from-home for over 30 years. There are no words for what happened there so...may the year 2013 bring you good health and good fortune and at least a moment or two of peace and tranquility.