I realize I haven’t posted in a few days. To bring everyone up to speed, it’s the new year, and for the second time in my life, I actually stayed up for the new year. A few of my housemates and I played games upstairs so we could see the fireworks, and boy did we see them. We also heard plenty of guns going off, which everyone said, “Oh, it’s a New Orleans thing.” The fact is though that it isn’t just New Orleans. It’s a Detroit thing. It’s a Pittsburgh thing. It’s an everywhere thing. Truly, if we want to categorize it as one thing, let’s just call it for what it is: it’s a horrible thing. Stray bullets flying everywhere, people getting hit with said bullets, it’s a horrible thing that I feel shouldn’t be a thing. Regardless, the rest of the end of the year celebrations went off without a problem. Getting to sit down and just hang out with friends, play games and watch a movie, not have to worry about what comes next, it brings back memories of seminary and friends I will always treasure. All the kisses on cheeks, made me wish my sweetheart were here to enjoy it with me. In the end though, it was a good time, and hope there are many more times like it to come. Until next time, may God bless you in all you do, and Happy New Year.