I took the last 4 months off from writing. It wasn’t planned. But after doing this blog for 15 years, I just needed to let myself be silent and consider where I am now and where I want to go in the next few years. The silence lasted longer than I thought it would, though I knew it would not last forever. Here I am again, near the closing of winter–though not in Maine where winter hangs on until mid-to-late April, ready to share some thoughts with you again. And it won’t take me 4 months to do so!