I would imagine how you feel about the year 2013 being behind you depends a great deal on where you sit on a number of issues. But I don't think it's really important to rehash everything that went on this past year.
When I was leaving the military and beginning my job search, I had to make some adjustments. One that caused me much angst was discussing my salary expectations during an interview or negotiating one after a job offer.
One year from today, Nov. 7, 2014, is Election Day. Given recent events, I wonder whether a new and better version of hope and change - at least in the national legislative branch - will be in the offing.
Well, almost as one could predict from a Hollywood script, the government shutdown was over and an agreement was reached at nearly the last possible minute prior to the predicted apocalypse around the debt ceiling.
I had planned to write a column about something far more controversial and meaningful, but this one just wouldn't go away. I have already read about a dozen pieces on this very subject and the guilty parties range far and wide.
Sounds like one of those Shakespearean questions, doesn't it? Although it is not quite as definitive as, "To be or not to be," it appears to be a question that has bounced around this federal administration since it was first inaugurated.
My left-sided counterpart's writing switch got stuck on the "greed" setting in his last two columns. I'm not quite certain what his points were in either case, but the Banking Greed column made a lot more sense than the Corporate Conscience column.