2003 has been quite a year for me, in many respects. In no particular order:
- Flew a plane (a glider) for the first time in August. Now I'm well on my way to my pilot's license.
- Finally did some astrophotography with the telescope I bought four years ago but hardly used until recently.
- Learned Esperanto. I can read, write, and speak in the language pretty easily now.
- Got my General class amateur radio license (KD5VCU). For no particular reason, I don't even have a radio rig. Learned enough Morse code to pass the test, but I'd like to become proficient eventually.
- First time surfing, with my brother in California. I stood up at least a couple of times!
- Started this journal/blog/diary/whatever. It's only been a few months, but I'm enjoying it.
- Got divorced. We were ultimately not right for each other, neither of us holds any hard feelings, we still meet for lunch or whatever every week or two, and I wish her all the best.
- Got published in Playboy! Probably not what you're thinking, but my Homeland Security Threat Monitor got a one-sentence mention in the March 2003 print edition.
I'm looking forward to what 2004 has in store.</li>