LL Bean Boots

Bean Boots doing their MySpace pic.

It’s still 2012. For a few hours. In a few time zones. So, technically, it’s still the 100th anniversary of the iconic Made in Maine L.L. Bean Boots and still the bicentennial of my current hometown, Columbus, and my former hometown, Findlay, Ohio (AKA Flag City USA).

What celebrations will 2013 bring?  Off the top of my head, I can think of my first wedding anniversary and first birthdays for two special puppies. Oh and the first official anniversary of The Americanist. What else am I missing, dear readers?

As we reminisce on 2012—there were ups and downs, but it was one of the best years of my life—we start to look ahead to 2013. So thank you, dear readers (all 2-3 of you) for a mildly successful 2012. We believe there are many good things coming for The Americanist. We hope you are along for the ride.

To 2013…