Ray, As the year draws to a close, I am reflecting on how happy and satisfied I am. Ten years ago at this time I was closing in on my goal of having a full practice. The past decade has been whirlwind of learning, creativity, fun and gruelling hard work. And I have loved every minute of it. Although the past year has been a difficult one, it provided lessons that I could not have otherwise learned (more expensive and more painful than an MBA, but probably more valuable too). At this time I feel blessed and privileged to be able to continue creating in the profession I love. Your presence in my life, because even if we are not in frequent contact, your voice lives inside of me, is in large part responsible...you know that. But I want you to know that I know it too, and that I never forget it. I think of you often.