We've seen the Cubs botch another post-season, a Presidential Election that was down to the wire, the inauguration of our nation's first black president, Randy Johnson's 300th career win, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the third season of VH1's Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, the re-building of the Yankee Stadium, the Jonas Brothers nomination for Best New Artist at the 2009 Grammy Awards, Wrigley Field's first Ice Hockey game and commemorated 9/11.
We've learned that South Park is still funny after 12 seasons.
We've reminisced about the days when MTV still played music videos.
And we've also cried a pretty decent amount about the harsh realities of familial tragedy. On a personal note, this blog has taken a positive turn since my father's passing on January 17. My writing is full of far more passion than I could ever hope for -- and for this, I'm thankful.
To all of my loyal readers: thank you for your unconditional support with this project. It means a lot to me and I assure you that this is just the beginning of things to come.
To all of my soon-to-be-loyal-readers: you've got some good things to look forward to, so stick with it.
Today's post and every post from here on out is therefore dedicated to the following family members who passed away in 2009:
Dad (Steven Levitin)
and Bubbe (Marilyn S. Levitin)...without them, none of this would have been possible.
The Chicago to DC POV