A 2 Month Review

At some point during our hospital stay, I started to keep track of the things that were happening in the world as an outside time stamp on the duration of our stay…it turns out to be another way of looking at the time that Liam was with us. I wrote it in an amateur attempt to emulate the Harper’s Weekly Review that they do each Tuesday, so here we go:

A new country joined the world when people in southern Sudan voted to separate from the north. Citizens in five countries spread out on two continents started revolutions – Tunisia, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen, and Egypt – and the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl.

Christmas and New Year’s were celebrated, as was Jamie’s 40th birthday. People remembered the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster; and President Obama said “This is our generation’s Sputnik moment” during the State Of The Union speech.

A suicide bomber attacked the Moscow airport and killed 34 people. In Arizona, a failed attempt at assassinating Representative Gabrielle Giffords did end up with six others dead – including a 9 year old girl. The US Congress first voted down the 9/11 Responders Bill, then following much public displeasure, reversed course and passed the bill. Politicians in Wisconsin tried to pass anti-union measures.

Wikipedia turned 10 and Facebook turned 7 while world food prices hit record highs. It snowed a bunch and turned bitter cold in the Denver area, and Oren and Ahna entered the world of smart phones and digital readers. A computer beat a human at Jeopardy. Wikileaks exposed thousands of classified documents, and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was finally repealed. We celebrated Valentine’s Day and there were 93,052 visits to the blog.


  1. What a neat way to track time! I fear I don’t stay in the know quite like I did when I was an urbanite.

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