looking back at the year requires more consideration than I can offer in the short days before '11. there were major shifts in circumstance, and many challenges to character and temperament and capability. it was, in the end, a year of sea change, and a good one, with swift, easy currents and fathomable, awesome depths, and schools and schools of colorful, beautiful fish.
i can't say where it all will lead, except into the new year, bright with opportunity and more of the good friends and family who've borne me this far already. a toast to you on this wintry day, along the edge of something new, our next great adventure: tomorrow. cheers!