On this afternoon of the last day of the year 2017 I can only remember all the good and bad things that happened and hope the new year will be kind to an aging war horse. So many people around me are dying or getting irreparably sick that it is hard to think of any good memories. Getting old is not easy but it does beat the alternative. So to all my few followers here I hope your new year turns out better than you expected and your enemies year turns out worse than expected. Happy new year.