It’s hard to believe that it’s 2013. I’ve been thinking about what the world was like when I was a kid and the many predictions about the “future world” of this new millennium. In 1964 I went to the New York Worlds Fair. I remember the Bell Telephone exhibit with a “picture” phone. I got to talk to a boy in California and be part of the demonstration. That was back in the days of rotary phones and there still may have been some “party lines”. Google that one! There was a demonstration of “color televisions”. My grandfather hated color TV when it came out. He said it hurt his eyes. Computers back then where so huge that they took up entire rooms. No one even dreamed that they would have a computer at home. Now we all have laptops, tablets and the Internet at our fingertips on phones that we carry around in our pockets. Back then they were hyping Atomic energy as the solution to everything and predicting that electricity in the future would be too cheap to meter. Well that didn’t happen. This year, we had all the stuff about the Mayan Calendar. There were people who really thought the world would end on December 21st. I guess what I’m trying to say is that over the years we have heard all sorts of predictions about the future. Some were very negative and some overly positive. None of us really know what tomorrow will bring. When I was a kid 2013 seemed like a long time away. Time goes by fast, too fast. I can chuckle about the predictions about cheap energy and flying cars. When I was a kid I thought by 2013 we would all be living like the “Jetsons” (Google that one too). Life is most likely not exactly what any of us thought it would be. I think it’s better! The future is what we make it. The present is what we make it. I intend to make 2013 a very good year. Happy New Year!