Greetings and salutations, dear reader, and welcome to the first Bulletin of 2013. I wanted to write you an eloquently penned introduction, full of cleverly-crafted phrases intended to evoke emotional responses relevant to the recent warm and festive holiday season, except I couldn’t remember the name of the traditional party favor typically used during celebratory occasions. So I opened up my favorite search engine, typed in “things you blow at parties”, and proceeded to get lost in the deepest, darkest depths of the intertubes. Suffice it to say that it wasn’t safe to go alone. Thankfully I wasn’t truly alone, because after a few weeks of operating at partial capacity, 343 as a collective entity is officially back and running full steam ahead into the anxiously awaiting arms of the New Year.