I’ve been coming across newspapers, magazines, and websites offering their lists of the “best” this and that of the 2000s–in films, books, TV, music albums, YouTube videos. Other, more high-minded lists, there has been attempts to sum up the biggest news events of the past decade, those that changed the course of history and of our lives: the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the Great Recession, the election of Barack Obama, and, of course, the Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Tiger Woods celebrity train wrecks.
I’ve been a bit slow on the uptake, but I realized, yeah, that’s right, with the start of 2010, we’re entering a whole new decade. And it suddenly dawned on me to ask myself: What the hell have I been doing the past 10 years, individually and in relationship to everything else?
There is lots to tell, and maybe I’ll do that in the coming weeks. Personally, I can say it’s been a very challenging decade, in good ways and in bad. If nothing else, I started this Crazy blog.
Hey, remember the Y2K scare? Oh, so long ago!
All I can say right now is that I’m surprised I’m not in more of a glum mood.
But what about you? What have you learned? What amazing things have happened? What things have not been so easy? Remember, you can post anonymously.