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it's been a year

And I don’t mean that lightly or to be cliche. For a lot of us, there has been a tremendous amount of loss. Loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, loss of relationships, loss of connection to the world around us—this year has been a wedge that has been fraught with separation.    When you’re sailing, tacking and jibing are two terms that are tremendously important for navigating the water when the wind is not exactly on our side. Tacking is maneuvering uphill, and jibing is maneuvering downhill. Both of these movements through the water and with the wind require an understanding that, to get to where we want to be, we’ll have to concede some steps in between to...

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and then several things happened at once

"My own plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country, or shot over the edge of the world into some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise." Reepicheep, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader    Well as some of you may be aware, this has been a fairly long process. 2020 has been a son of a gun for very many people. There's a weird feeling that crossing the arbitrary threshold of 2020 into 2021 will...

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