I’m drinking coffee from a mug Pat gave me for Christmas. The outside has a message about friendship. Inside, after a couple sips, there’s a tagline: “Life is a circle.” I keep coming back to that theme. Reviewing my year yesterday, I found sketches and an unfinished diagram, done after our May trip west. I couldn’t resist finishing it (or at least taking another pass at it). Roadtrips are a circle too.