By Ralph Schwartz
With 2013 a mere hours away, I want to wish all the readers of the Politics Blog a happy New Year and share a post unrelated to politics that I found interesting.
For me, in that vaguely defined stage of life known as middle age, the New Year as much as anything else brings a reminder of time passing, and the dreaded thought that I could start counting down the number of years I have left, if I wanted to. It’s sort of like a birthday in that regard.
For those who might share this less than festive line of thought, or for anyone else who might be interested, I point you to this by Debra Ollivier at the Huffington Post about a study on aging and happiness. Sounds like we might all be in for a happy ending.
Wishing all of you the best in the New Year. Thanks for your patience as I still continue to get my bearings as the newest contributor to the the Politics Blog. I will never fill Sam Taylor or Jared Paben’s shoes, but I hope you and I find our own kind of good fit.