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The Year That Was, Personal Edition...Sort of...

It occurs to me that every year since this Musings and Ravings blog of mine went up, I've done a Year in Review entry about things in a lot of detail. That said, this isn't going to happen any more. I will do a sort of year's perspective, more due to the fact that I've come to realise that... How to phrase this? The year is done. Life has wound its course for 2014, and there's no point dwelling on it too much. That's not to say that I won't remember 2014. I am, I do, and I will. But I can't live in the past, though I can certainly learn from what happened that year.

2014 was, if nothing else, a year that started off badly (I got concussed on the first day of the year) and while there were some good times, there were some definite bad times. Highlights of the year for me were: hearing about the new River of Heaven hard sf roleplaying game that was due out, and following its progress through the Kickstarter and beyond through the year; the publication of the Atlantis: The Second Age sword & sorcery RPG and its first couple of products and running the game; a good CanGames convention; discovered some new musicians that I'm rather fond of now; experiencing a hearing test for the first time, and finding out I'm about normal in that respect for my age; ran some excellent gaming sessions; and I read some terrific literature during the course of the year. And, of course, family, friends, and companionship over the course of the year.

Some of the lowlights of the year included: Concussing myself on New Year's Day 2014; nasty tumbles on the ice and the bathtub floor in separate incidents that left me...blah; several sciatica and GERD attacks that left me miserable (and even twice in the hospital scared out of my wits); and starting insulin near the end of the year (of course). (And I'm not sure the latter is a lowlight, given that I really do feel better since starting Lantus, although my food obsession's been a bit carried away during the later part of the year.)

There were some sad deaths in the news last year - Christopher Barry (of Doctor Who fame), H.R. Giger, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, and Glenn Cornick (of Jethro Tull fame) - that affected me somewhat, none moreso than those of Christopher Barry, Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, and Maya Angelou, but there were also some good births and lives lived in 2014. It's all a matter of balance; the Goddess gives, and the Goddess taketh away.

That's really all I have to say about 2014.

Now? It's time to look forward. And all the good/great stuff that's going to happen this year.
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