p style=”text-align: justify;”>2013 was a year of youthfulness, with (mostly) carefree traveling in the first half, and the second half spent returning to a classroom. Here at the end of it all I feel more grown than ever. It seems as though at least 3 years have passed since that last New Year’s Eve spectacle on the streets of Paris, with crowds jostling against me in the Champs-Élysées metro, and the policeman that stole my champagne. They say the key to keeping young is to fill your days with new experiences, which keep the brain agile and slow time down. I don’t know how agile my brain is, but I’ve certainly succeeded with slowing down time. Here’s to another long new year on this beautiful planet of ours. Cheers my friends!