I started this blog, on December 5th, 2009, with the entry Homeward Bound. Today is December 5th, 2013. I swear I didn’t plan this, but it sure is a great excuse to write about.

This blog has always been here, but I haven’t always been here for this blog. Words that I used to write, take on a life of their own when you think about who is reading them and then you begin to analyze, over analyze ad nauseam. Have I come so far in 4 years of having this blog, that I’ve started fearing words, waiting for the right time to release them?

Not anymore. Not this time.

This blog (or one of it’s temporary sister blogs) has seen marriage, a baby born – who is now almost 2 1/2 years old – and on the eve of my third layoff – I write because I roam, and I need a place to call home.

I thought I had 2014 all figured out as I sit snugly in my home office, looking out at the river and burnt orange leaves that frame my window view. I had time. And that’s the scary part, I really didn’t. So, here I am. Looking out over a grey rust sky, writing.