We're at the end of another year and the halfway mark for the Oughts decade. Time flies and I now realize the old folks who warned me that time speeds up were speaking the truth. To an 8-year-old each year represents 1/8 of his or her life. From the perspective of life experience it is quite a bit. To a 37-year-old each year adds a smaller and smaller fraction of life experience to the total. Here's to you experiencing a shorter year.