A year is just long enough to forget. To forget the best moments, the moments you healed from, the "aha" moments and all those important moments you swore you would never forget ... but did. I tweeted about many of those moments and feelings this year. Here's a look back at a few of them, my 2013 in tweetrospective.
Feb 4th - friendship is a seesaw that should never be weighed in one direction for too long.
Feb 9th - the way you treat people who can't do anything for you, that's who you really are.
Feb 28th - either kick ass or be prepared to say "ouch."
March 8th - heroes are bystanders who chose not to be victims.
March 17th - something has horribly gone wrong when our young men stop seeeing female peers as classmates, friends or even humans. #steubenville
March 21st - too many don drapers, not enough putney swopes. #advertising
April 1st - advice should only travel from the direction of wisdom or love.
April 11th - reebok drops rick ross over "rape" lyric. so i guess they were fine with the "drug dealing" and "murder" lyrics? #advertising
May 1st - wow, i'm 40.
May 2nd - friendship is the act of saying "you are not alone, we're in this together."
May 6th - these are the people we should be encouraging to stop living a lie; pedophiles, terrorists, rapists, murderers, racists ... not gays.
May 12th - the biggest misconception about motherhood is that it is a suitable replacement for fatherhood. #mothersday
May 29th - Q. what's wrong with music? A. female music producers ... i can't name many #hugeproblem
May 30th - cheerios commercial features an interracial married couple with a mixed raced child ... brave client, brave ad agency, bravo. #advertising
June 4th - great taste is a talent and a curse. to know how few things are really good is to be bombarded with how average almost everything else is.
June 25th - impossible to be 100% loyal to the people AND the government. a loyalist to either side is a potential traitor to the other. #snowden
July 3rd - dear adolescents, please leave the social media world. take time to develop who you are before you allow people to critique who you aren't.
July 14th - there are trayvons in chicago, juarez, san pedro sula, acupulco, new orleans, kingston, cape town, detroit, and goma. #NoJusticeForTrayvon
July 18th - emotional people are extremely loyal ... to their emotions. #pokerface
July 25th - blacks doing anything positive have to be public and vocal about it. young eyes are searching for which path to follow, give them options.
August 8th - the beauty of laying in bed at 3 in the morn searching for answers is ... if you're up, it means you haven't given up. #keepfighting
August 20th - running ... far better as an exercise than as an excuse to not face fears.
August 28th - emmett till died 58 years ago today, marking the beginning of the civil rights movement. #MLK50
Sept 4th - #advertising consumers, brands and agencies are like nerds, bullies and cool kids. it's like musical chairs, the roles just keep changing.
Sept 17th - our country's mental health crisis has consequences – self medicators, rampant homelessness, petty theft, violence #AaronAlexis
Sept 24th - what are you chasing and why isn't it chasing you?
Sept 26th - best thing about kanye, he gives a sh*t about what he's doing. worst thing about him, he thinks we give a sh*t about it too. #delusional
Oct 6th - Fall = soups, full body reds (wine), pie, firewood, irish coffee, hot apple cider, scarves, sleeping in, fewer allergies, better movies.
Oct 14th - the Redskins name is about as insensitive as being the murder capital with a pro basketball team named The Bullets. oh wait... #thathappened
Oct 21st - reliving my nine years in detroit and the fall of kwame kilpatrick. #celebritycrimefiles
Nov 5th - happy 41st wedding anniversary mom & dad.
Nov 27th - when i was nine i read "Are you there God? It's me Margaret." by accident. that book saved me from the chauvinism boys often develop.
Dec 4th - i always wanted to do things that made people recognize my name, but i always feared doing anything to make people recognize my face.
Dec 13th - jim brown, blackness is like fingerprints, no two are the same. and nothing disqualifies you from the conversation. old views, new world.
Dec 31st - when people want to be treated better, too many say, "do you know who i am?", not enough say, "all i want is to be treated with respect."
Happy new year! Follow me on Twitter at @hardCore3eo.