Happy New Year!

Salut! (if you don’t drink, that’s OK – I’ll have yours too!)

First of all, I’d like to wish you and yours a very happy New Year. I hope the best of the year passed pales to what’s to come, and that the year is filled with purpose, strength and love for you.

I’m not big on retrospective posts, so this isn’t going to be one of those. Instead, I’d like to share a few tools with you for dealing with chaos that helped me in 2017.

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Vale Karen Fainges

The shift into 2016 so far has been a pretty sobering string of great talents passing away. This Friday just passed, a memorial was held for Karen Fainges in her home town of Mt Isa, and while I couldn’t make it to the service, I wanted to take a moment to put down a few words to commemorate Karen’s life. In the spirit of the service itself, I’m going to keep away from maudlin sentiments, and instead celebrate a wonderful collaborator and long-time friend who’s been taken from us during that same gauntlet of time.

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