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.