This is my favorite photo from 2013, of my four kids looking out on Lake Superior, during our incredible ‘recharge’ week at the end of the summer.
It’s a time, and a place, of a lot of thinking for me, reflecting on what I want to work on, where I’ve come, and what needs to change.
As I’ve shared some here, 2013 has been a year of contradictions, with some great personal successes and progress on many fronts, and some huge public losses, including the erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the evisceration of our revenue base in Kansas, and the painful defeat of stronger legislation to prevent gun violence.
As you look back on the year that was, how do you balance the scales?
What are your regrets? The triumphs you celebrate?
What do you hold out hope for, for these last 12 days of 2013?
What do you hope to be able to reflect back on, a year from now?