Some 2011 Reflections

• Arab Spring: Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen.

• Earthquake and tsunami in Japan 3/11

• Occupy Wall Street

• Last Oprah in May.

• Flooding in Minot, ND

• Joplin MO tornado

• Texas had the hottest summer on record. Houston hit 105° on 6/5 and 6/6.

• Drought and wildfires in Texas. Worst in tX

• Dought in Kenya claiming tens of thousands of lives

• 30-year old shuttle program ended In July.

• Last Harry Potter movie (2001-2011) in July

• 10th Ann of 9/11

• Osama bin Laden was shot dead and buried at sea. Death of Qaddafi. Steve Jobs. N Korean lunatic Kim Jong-il.

• Don’t ask don’t tell ended 9/20

• MLK memorial dedicated 10/16.

• World population reached 7B 10/31

• Borders bookstores filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

• Crystal cathedral bankrupt and sold to the Roman Catholic Church.

• Republican Debates

• End of US occupation of Iraq.

• US stock market returned 5.3% although the S&P 500 was flat and the NASDAQ composite was down 1.8%.