Well, here we are. The year that the Mayans thought would never happen. The year that's essentially a bonus round for the human race. I love change, and 2012 was such a slam-bang year that I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store. But first, before we wipe the dust of 2012 completely from our feet (and shoulders), let me reminisce for a moment about what the big 2-doz brought me and taught me.