Not Ready for the New Year

I have to confess, I’m not ready for the New Year. I feel as though I’m still stuck in the dying days of 2017, trying to recapture my equilibrium and sense of purpose. The fact that it’s January 1, 2018, and that the holidays are (for most people) over, is not sitting well with me.…

Turning the Calendar to a New Year

Today we went for a walk along the estuary, the sun bright on an atypically frosty west coast day. The air was redolent with the scent of rotting salmon, the spawning season ending in a mess of fish carcasses fought over by noisy gulls. The advent calendar is now empty, no presents are left under…