A light dusting on the Jeep

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Well folks… a Happy New Year to you all out there. No need to rehash 2023. I won’t miss it and it wouldn’t matter if I did. I had hoped for a New Year’s Day motorcycle ride but as you can see by my faithful Jeep… this wasn’t that day. I did see a couple of hardy bike riders out there while I was running some errands a bit ago… but I’m not that hardy anymore. Every day is a day closer to Spring… right?

I find that every day I must find and re-establish my place in the universe and that’s got to be OK. Looking forward to what 2024 has in store for me and well… all of us. My family is well as I hope yours is and time is marching on.

White Lightning rests comfortably in the garage in from of the stand up paddle boards

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Warmer weather is sure to come at some point, the bike will be fired up and the SUP’s will be inflated with the lake as a destination.

Holding onto that optimism…

Happy New Year to all of us!


  1. Comment made on January 4, 2024 by Greg martelli

    Agreed ,the past is certainly stubbornly intractable ,not to be exceeded by pulling against a team or a proverbial team of oxen .
    As for the future ,it’s always and has always been aspirational ,there’s always hope in the future .
    Many times the hopes are dashed like New Year’s resolutions .
    Then perseverance and preparation .
    The Boy Scout motto is the best
    “Be Prepared “

  2. Comment made on January 2, 2024 by Ed

    I read something by Tolstoy that I found to be good guidance for the new year:
    “I think our first rule in this life should be: Always be happy and joyful.”
    Easier said than done perhaps, but seems a worthy goal.

  3. Comment made on January 1, 2024 by alexander pepiak

    You can change the past
    You can predict the future
    You can live in the now

    Happy new year

    • Comment made on January 2, 2024 by Tom in St. Louis

      I like to “live in the now”, but I’ve found the past to be stubbornly intractable and the future largely unpredictable. Maybe that’s just me.

      • Comment made on January 4, 2024 by alexander pepiak

        Oops that was suppose to say you can’t change the past
        Typing while hungover

  4. Comment made on January 1, 2024 by Tom

    Happy New Year. May you find inspiration this year compose some new music and words for the youthful and us old folks as well.

  5. Comment made on January 1, 2024 by Doug Kiley

    Jorma, Wishing you, your family and friends, a very Happy & Healthy 24! The warmer weather is indeed right around the corner and that is said with optimism, as here in Northern Jersey we have yet to experience our first snow. Looking forward to seeing you in the spring at The Tabernacle & Vogel. Best wishes!

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