Winter Editorial:

by Patrick O'Brien

Tomorrow is the first day of winter and this Blog is nine months old. I will stop writing at the end of August, it will have been a year of daily posts; my job here complete.

This Blog is a gift for my sons, Nicolas and [_____] — a “year-in-the-life” of their dad:

Blogging software (its calendar) provides a useful platform to record all those events, anniversaries, people and places which comprise the canvas of my life, and still leave me plenty of space for additional comments on hitchhiking, photography, and people.

Being a leap-year, I even got an extra day!

My initial plan was to keep this Blog Private — which changed when, unrelated, a dear old friend had sat me down and told me straight up that she didn’t know how I ticked. Maybe this Blog will help correct that.

With love . . .