Well, it's only about six weeks since my first blog entry. Christmas has come and gone. This was an especially peaceful Christmas this year. A thick cushion of snow quieted the outside world and my inner world was peaceful as well. When I noticed the dreaded 'ghosts of Christmas past' had not visited me yet, I invited them in, but thankfully they only stayed fleetingly and without any power this year. So the cookies were baked, the pumpkin pie too, and turkey this year was a capon drowned in white wine and paprika. What all this means, I haven't a clue, except perhaps as I get older I am focusing on what is truly meaningful in my life. I do look forward to 2008!