Did the Mayans know how to count?

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As if we didn’t have enough to pay attention to in this wild and wooly world we live in, the end of civilization as we know it is just a couple days away. This according to interpretations of the stone table calendars unearthed at Mayan ruins. All sorts of books and prognostications have been out there saying it means nothing.

As many or more are saying it is true and we can only wait at this point. Do you have a bag packed? What did you put in it? Your iPad? Will that WiFi signal still exist after 12/21/12? I don’t know about you, but my take is that we will wake up the next day with work to do on the home front and the same challenges facing us nationally and world wide.

No, I am not close minded about these things. It is just that I am not sure what to do in case the end of the world comes Friday (or is it Saturday?). So absent a brilliant plan, I am doing nothing special to prepare. I have not packed a bag of emergency rations and water. I am prepared for the loss of heat and electricity in my home, but that’s about it.

We have so many things to do at this time of year. Some call it Holiday Stress and others Gift Overkill. Yet disastrous events at an elementary school and that losing poker game in Washington are more than enough to give us heartbreak and deep seated fear. And it is fear that I most fear. When afraid, my confidence erodes and my trust in others weakens. How about you?

So if you can get past the Mayan calendar typo, wrap your brain around the fiscal cliff and think global warming can be reversed, we do have a great future ahead of us. And I intend to be right in the middle of it, answering questions.

We will continue to have tragedies, disasters and horrible events happening around us. The news coverage is too quick to miss anything. Count on hearing about it right now. But also count on yourself to continue to grow and learn and remember to make a difference in this world.

Safe and warm and joyful Holidays to all (and to all a good night)

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The writer is a 68 year-old young man engaged as an active REALTOR (associate broker) with Keller Williams, in real estate sales and management in the Santa Fe NM market area. My career has been in and around the real estate industry for more than 35 years, ranging from mortgage lending (interim, commercial, residential); residential property management and leasing; shopping center development and leasing; real estate sales; sales training; title insurance as an executive and an escrow officer; various management positions; consulting and other related activities. That plus a bunch of banking experience including our family-owned Bank of Santa Fe in the 1980s. Where has the time gone?
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