I planned to start a blog for a "Year in the life" kind of thing on January 1. Getting into the testing and such I just decided to go ahead now. Maybe I can catch up on a few things that happened this year to put the new year in perspective before the official start. Actually the idea is that the new year defines my life all by itself no matter what happens and what is forgotten or left behind. So is history a nightmare from which I am trying to awake? Is there nothing but history? Or do we need to learn from history in order not to repeat it? All of the above? None of the above? I was going to leave out the history for now. But is that possible?