In Avalon, New Jersey with friends for New Years and leaving Monday afternoon. Visiting the shore in wintertime is a strange thing, mainly because a place you’re used to experiencing full of other people is almost deserted. A place you’re used to experiencing in the heat of summer with wide open windows is instead cold and closed up. But with good people, even deserted places feel full of life.

This has been a good and important year for me, and I’m looking forward to whatever the new year holds.