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Ten.

Well, folks, here we are at the end of a year and the end of a decade, and the retrospectives are flying fast and furious.  Magazines and television shows are presenting their “best of the decade” wares, while most of the rest of us are anxiously waiting for the moment we can slam the door on this year and start over again. 

The first few times I saw/heard something about the decade in review, I thought to myself, “huh. Has it really been ten years already?”  You see, this decade has been swift for me, thanks in large part to the fact that it was during this decade that I had a baby.  And Spawn is almost nine.  It’s true, kids make the days go by faster. 

I can’t really look back over the past ten years and see any accomplishments there, beyond the aforementioned baby-having thing.  I haven’t gotten any big promotions or changed the landscape of my business.  Still haven’t managed to write The Great American Novel, or even a well-reasoned letter.  I did manage to gain 20 pounds. 

Fact is, I’m a completely different person than I was ten years ago, and most of that is due to the fact that I became a parent.  Some things make more sense to me now.  Others make less.  And I don’t have the energy for a lot of things that ten years ago would have been of the utmost importance. 

Progress?  Maybe. 

— Mox

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