Five years ago (January 1, 2009 to be exact), I was sitting in a bagel shop, staring at my laptop, ready to tell the world about this weird thing I was working on. The moment it went online, everything changed in my life, and suddenly I was running a daily news site. I kept doing it every day, and even got a couple of extra folks on board. So much has evolved—from changes in jobs and marital status, to even the primary platform I built the site on—but five years later, ShortFormBlog is a daily part of what keeps me moving each day. So, on the occasion of its fifth anniversary, I’d like to take a moment to do that thing we’re best at: Reflect on the news. Click on to read about some of the things that defined 2013.