A Quarter of a Century

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As of a couple of days go, I am 25. I have witnessed a quarter of a century.

The first major event I was really cognizant of was the fall of the Berlin Wall. I was living in upstate New York at the time. My father was still in the army, and I was under the impression that he would be reassigned to Germany. That assignment got changed to Alaska because of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Looking back on my life now, I can see that so much of it would be wildly different if the Berlin Wall had remained up for even a couple more years. So many of my nearest and dearest would likely be neither.