Happy New Year, Everyone!
I wish everyone the best, most prosperous and Happy 2013 possible from Kakabeka Falls, up here in Northwestern Ontario.
Here at Incoming Bytes it's always tough to see time--a whole year-- fly by so fast.
The year 2012 has been wonderful in many ways.
My friends, family and associates have all been thoughtful, generous, creative, and supportive. Loyal readers and followers provided tremendous encouragement to keep going. The inspiration I have received from loyal friends and dedicated followers during 2012 is the force that has kept me moving on, dreaming, creating and writing.
It's been a tough and challenging year in some respects, with major world events, war, flooding, storms, and terrible, even unbelievable human tragedies.
Predicted, but failed apocalyptic events unfulfilled.
The end of the world yet..that was a biggie. There were smaller events that caused more pain.
Tragedies great and small took place, some close at hand and expected, and personal losses of loved ones occurred that cannot be equated with anything tangible other than the terrible sense of loss --and equally, the sense of optimism that must necessarily follow.
I lost a friend in August, Mr. John Angus Carter III, an American from Barkhamsted, Connecticut-- perhaps the last of his breed. We worked on a number of projects together. John left a legacy of written works, many unfinished. A brilliant thinker, geologist, and great writer, John was above all, a good friend. He will be missed.
Meantime, the rest of the world shall carry on with new excitement and renewed optimism. Let us maintain our faith, optimism, offer eternal kindness to all others, --and grant understanding and help to those that have perhaps failed to meet unrealistic expectations.
Let us move on into 2013 with a sense of joy, love and a fresh outlook on life, and not only set new goals, but achieve them victoriously.
Happy New Year, to everyone, especially to my very BEST friends.
Each of you knows who you are ! I thank you.
Is that Incoming I hear?