Happy New Year. I spent Christmas in Missoula, Montana. It was a quiet Christmas this year. My grandmother was in the hospital with pneumonia. I took a lot of hikes with dogs. For me, much of the last half of 2003 was about loss, but of course, the year did have its – good – points. And I am thankful for the many people I have met (though most not in the flesh) through the creation of this little space called towleroad.
I am looking forward to 2004 as if I were turning the first page of a novel I have yet to read. I know there are good things in store. I haven’t really decided what this site should be in 2004, except to keep on doing what I’ve been doing. I’d like to get a bit more vocal about my thoughts on media, but that will come with time. To start the year off, here are some winter pictures that I took over the holiday. The photo above is the view from my parents’ house — not bad, huh? But much better from a steaming Jacuzzi in the falling snow with a couple of naked Europeans I would think.