Happy New Year!

I know a lot of folks are glad to see 2016 be done, for this reason or that. If you look at the musicians we lost alone, you find a lot of famous names on that list: David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, George Martin, Merle Haggard, Ralph Stanley, Prince. I had to stop there because my mouse wheel finger started to cramp up as I scrolled through the celebrity deaths page on one of the news sites.

And Abe Vigoda. We're really going to miss that guy.

So here's hoping for a great 2017! For myself, I want to keep getting better at all the things I love to do, whether it's music, or writing this site, or being the best husband and father I can be.

When 2018 comes along, I want to look back on all the things that I did and feel satisfied with my work.

Also I'd like to lose 10 pounds. I'm *totally* going to keep up that exercise routine past the first week of January!

See you next year!

-- Joel