Posts from 2022
Webfinger Serving on Jekyll for Mastodon Discovery
Scott wrote today on his blog about user discovery in Mastodon using the webfinger protocol. I’ve considered running my own Mastodon server because it would ...
Paddling On Turkey Creek
Today we took our niece to a fun paddle into Turkey Creek Sanctuary.
Julie and I played the newish Trails game, from the same designer as the beautiful Parks.
Thank You Duo
I started using Duolingo in earnest right before the pandemic started.
Combat Commander with John
A wargaming buddy recently moved to Green Valley AZ, into the same community as my uncle John. I swung by this week for a quick game of Combat Commander: Eur...
America the Beautiful Lifetime Military Pass
We visited Joshua Tree National Park and I picked up my lifetime parks pass.
We started our 8+ hour of driving per day final stretch from Arizona to Florida this morning, but slipped in a visit to Kartchner Caverns near Tucson.
Our time in Napa is coming to a close. With everyone enjoying a vacation day we took a hike up the Oat Hill Mine Trail.
We are enjoying a large but not too large family gathering in Napa.
I’m on Mastodon
I’ve been primarily a read-only user of Twitter for the past few years. With the recent excitement on the bird site, I renewed my exploration of Mastodon.
Jacob and Kaitlin have a new kitten: Toast.
Golf at Poppy Ridge in Livermore CA
Jacob and I played our new favorite course today, the Rees Jones designed Poppy Ridge Course well inland from the east bay of San Francisco.
Paddling the Napa River
Yesterday Julie, Karen, and I put in at the Cutting Wharf boat launch on the Napa river, just south of town.
Great Basin National Park
About a month ago Julie and I visited Great Basin National Park, a remote park in eastern Nevada that had been on our must-see list for a while.
Pushups and Accountability
I learned last summer while Jacob was visiting that he joined a group iMessage chat for a daily push-up challenge. I horned in and invited myself.
I went hunting for the first time in my life this morning. Kaitlin’s dad Matt, Jacob, and I went to a local membership club and Matt taught us the ropes.
Warren Miller’s Daymaker
I’m not much of a skier these days, but we enjoyed the community and launch of winter with a viewing of Daymaker. Daymaker screen Seven of us also enjoyed...
17 Mile Drive
Before leaving Pacific Grove, Julie and I did a beach walk then drove most of the 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach.
Golf at Quail Lodge Carmel CA
I joined a new friend and played a twilight 18 at Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel CA.
Paddling Morro Bay
We had a magical day on our stand-up paddle-boards (SUPs) yesterday, spending over 2 hours cruising around Morro Bay on a foggy misty morning.
Golf at Morro Bay Golf Course
What a gem of a town and a gem of a course. My partners called it the “poor man’s Pebble Beach.”
Hiking to Fern Lake in Mono County
Before the cold, snow, and high winds set in we trekked up to Fern Lake, a short but strenuous trail on the June Lake Loop. We avoided 2 of the 3 weather con...
Return to Mono Lake
We visited Mono Lake last spring and were anxious to return and see more of the area before winter closes down many of the roads. We hoped for good light and...
Golf at Nakoma Resort
The end of season weather cooperated so we ventured up to Nakoma to play 18 on the final day of the local season.
Hiking Red Rocks with Jacob
Julie and I were recently in Las Vegas for a long weekend for a family wedding. Jacob and I dashed out to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for a de...
Golf at Silver Oak in Carson City
I practiced and played the front nine at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City.
Nevada State Parks Gauntlet
We’ve visited over 15 Nevada state parks this year, part of a passport stamp completionism obsession we’ve had since early spring. We’ve roamed to closed par...
Golf at Wolf Creek, Mesquite NV
Many golfers have Wolf Creek Golf Club on their bucket list, largely due to the presence of the course in many computer golf games. I played it last week as ...
We spent two nights and two days hanging out at Mesa Verde National Park this week.
Golf at Green River GC Utah
My local find today was the welcoming Green River Golf Course in the eponymous town in Utah.
Golfing the South Forty
There’s a self service 9 hole golf course in Cortez CO called The South Forty.
Ely Covered Wagon
We stayed in a covered wagon outside of Ely NV.
Golf at White Pine Golf Course
Julie and I played at the surprisingly awesome White Pine Golf Course today.
Hunting Garnets Near Ely NV
We arrived in Ely early enough to go do some rock hounding.
We named our Tesla.
A short while ago Greg, Matt, and I took a day trip down to Eugene.
Golf at Rochelle Ranch WY
Julie and I golfed at Rochelle Ranch Golf Club, an excellent muni in Rawlings WY.
Return to Wild Horse Golf Club
Julie and I returned to the amazing Wild Horse Golf Club in September. It was our first of three golf stops on our long drive out from NY to OR.
NY to OR Tesla Driving Report
We are in Salem Oregon, having nearly completed our 3,000 mile drive from NY in our Tesla Model Y.
We are leaving Keuka Lake NY earlier than usual this year.
Our Melges 15 Sailboat
Meet the newest addition to our family: a Melges 15 racing sailboat to replace our Flying Dutchman.
I have a new favorite way of cooking ribs.
Wilco in NY
Julie and I went to a Wilco concert!
Keuka Lake 2022
Son Jacob (with Kaitlin’s supervision) edited his drone footage and put together this awesome video showing some of our activities during the week. Captures ...
Family Time in Florida
I drove down to Florida to sell my van! Hanging at Intracoastal Brewing We had a great beach day and are enjoying some beer and (soon) pizza.
Pickled Hot Peppers
I’ve been easy-pickling hot peppers from the garden this summer. Sliced peppers ready to pickle My garden is doing OK: the changes I made for more sun exp...
Our planned retirement of the vintage 1959 Flying Dutchman sailboat happened sooner than expected.
Enemy Action Kharkov with Bruce
Bruce and I played approximately 1.6 games of Enemy Action: Kharkov.
We Didn’t Finish Kernstown
But it sure was fun. Kernstown map Wargames are an interesting game hobby niche: my guess is that most games never actually play to completion. There’s of...
Gaming Fun in Sunriver Oregon
After a 36 hour travel adventure from New York to Oregon, I’ve arrived in Sunriver OR. Walking along the river in Sunriver I’m hanging out with good frien...
Unexpected SFO Visit
I made a surprise detour to San Francisco last night.
Yesterday I played a brief solo game of Kernstown. Kernstown first scenario under way I’ve been enjoying the Blind Swords System quite a lot this year, pr...
So far I’m impressed. You.com logo My issues with Google go beyond my feelings about the company Alpha; I think the search results have degraded significa...
Full Moon over Keuka
We have a nice view of the moonrise from our bedroom. Moonrise over the lake This is from two nights ago. That full moon can be like a spotlight as it pas...
Been playing some games again, even some that are new-to-me. Playing Scythe with Jim and Logan Scythe is a highly rated game that I had wanted to play for...
We have COVID
Looks like the memorial was a spreader event. Positive COVID tests Julie started coughing on Sunday or so, and Tuesday afternoon I started to crash. Heada...
Delivering My Mom’s Eulogy
One task I continued to postpone as we approached my mom’s memorial was writing her eulogy.
We gathered in Burlington Iowa yesterday to celebrate my mom, Barbara Lynne Brooks, 1939-2021. It was a crazy busy weekend, by design. We moved from Chicago...
Part 1 of our memorial celebration for my mom was a Cubs game with over 40 family members at Wrigley Field. Celebration in the bleachers Given the hot wea...
Jason Isbell and Sheryl Crow
Julie and I went to another concert at CMAC last night. Sheryl Crow The opening act was Waxahatchee, an artist I didn’t know before the show but am excite...
Speaking of Skechers, we’ve been playing some pickleball! Julie practicing pickleball One of the reasons I changed golf clubs this year is so that Julie a...
Just a photo to share tonight. Intermittent storms arriving most days, and yesterday we had a big one blow up from the southwest. Rainbow landing on our ra...
Rockers in Skechers
Julie and I attended our first concert of the year at Point of the Bluff, a great venue about a three minute drive up the hill from us. On the stage were Tod...
Julie’s Golf Adventure Update
Julie had her first lesson this week, with a focus on short game.
My Life in Weeks
If you check out the top menu bar, you’ll see that I’ve added a new permanent page: my life in weeks.
Philmont 2012 Trip Summary
Back in 2012 my family had a culminating boy scouts adventure to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. I compiled a summary for future reference. Philmon...
Operation 36 Phase 1
Julie and I played 9 holes today, maybe the second time she’s played and kept score.
Julie and I traveled up to CMAC Friday night to see Caamp and the Lumineers.
I got a new camera, part of my 10 year plan to leave the DSLR world and simplify my photography equipment set.
A Grand Day Out
Kilong and I had a magical day together. Kilong and Chris at Lakeside CC I have more to say about his story but it is late and this photo will have to do....
An Old Friend Visits
Former colleague and good friend Kilong Ung is visiting this weekend. Kilong Ung with Keuka College president Amy Storey Last evening he gave the baccalau...
Argh this Van
Started the day at 5am, driving Julie to the Rochester for a wedding trip back west. Today is our 31st wedding anniversary and we promised to have a nice din...
Matthew and Lauren made their first visit to the lake as “local” residents, making their drive from Jersey City NJ. Matthew and Lauren at the falls In a p...
Played the new-to-me Table Battles from Hollandspiele today with Matthew.
We’ve had a glorious week of high 70s / low 80s weather. Inflating Julie’s paddle board Matthew and Lauren inflated our second paddle board and went out f...
Inside Aldi Permalink
The format of Aldi is notably different from most megastores we’re used to seeing in the United States. There’s no music; patrons have to “rent” their car...
Golf is Happening
I convinced Julie to get some golf clubs, so we spent some time today with our local PXG fitter. Julie testing clubs I’m getting some new irons. Testing 7...
Gaming with Neighbors
We’ve had a few home-and-home dinner dates with neighbors and are getting them into some of our social games. Playing The Crew We’ve played The Crew: Miss...
Our camper van was creeping towards “only one known issue left” back in April when the propane generator stopped working.
Today was garden day: after relocating our two garden beds for more sun exposure, I was ready to plant.
I spent some time up in Erie PA with my golf coach Erik to conduct my first session with Gears. I’ve been working with Erik for about 15 months, almost excl...
Return to My Gaming Collection
One of the many joys of returning to Keuka is being reunited with my gaming collection. There are some games on that shelf that I thought were in storage ...
Today was our first full day at our family cottages. It takes work to get them livable (for us, and ultimately for guests), but we’ve learned to pace ourselv...
We are back at Keuka Lake
Drove from outside Cleveland to Keuka Lake today, arriving a day earlier than we did last year.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
On our way from Miamisburg OH to NE OH we stopped for a first ever visit to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Park visitor center You can’t fairly compare th...
Lincoln State Park, Indiana
We are hanging out with friends in southern Indiana at Lincoln State Park, a surprising gem that none of us have been to (three of us have probably 110 years...
Camping at Bernard Family Farm
Bernard Family Farm sign We stayed at Bernard Family Farm in southern Illinois last night, one of the better Harvest Host locations we’ve been to.
Learning about Monks Mound I went to college in St. Louis for four years and nearly every week I crossed the river to Cahokia for AFROTC. Still I never man...
18th hole at Mules We are slow playing our drive east, moving only about 50 miles east of KC today.
Angry bird player! We are still in KC with family. Taught (and re-taught) Wingspan, using the upgraded bits.
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Tower and sphinx hiding eyes from atrocities In addition to seeing family and friends when I visit Kansas City, I love visiting the WWI museum.
Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
Eisenhower statue Julie and I visited the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum yesterday in Abilene KS.
SASL Campaign, Mission 1 Turn 6
I’m still fighting in Carentan, but the resistance turned out to be much weaker than expected.
Petroglyphs and Pancakes
Petroglyph panel at La Cieneguilla After overnighting in Holbrook, AZ we headed east in hopes of reaching Tucumcari, NM. A major accident on I-40 near the ...
Revisiting the Grandview Trail, Grand Canyon
Grandview trailhead We used our short morning at the Grand Canyon to revisit the Grandview Trail, one of our highlights from three years ago.
Wupatki National Monument and Grand Canyon Desert View
Grand Canyon sunset looking west from Desert View We had a great finish to our largely improvised day yesterday, visiting the Wupatki National Monument and...
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Sunset Crater We’ve left Flagstaff with our mostly repaired van and are exploring points north and west of town.
Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell National Golf Course
Sunset at Horseshoe Bend Why do I have such a hard time spelling horseshoe?
Sunset over Lake Powell We are back in Page, just over a year after our last visit.
Red Hills Desert Garden - again
Flowers and cactus at botanical garden We are back in St. George, UT and our first stop to regroup and plan the day was the Red Hills Desert Garden. We fir...
Sign up for my newsletter
I’ve decided to do a newsletter. First one should be out by the end of April 2022.
Kershaw-Ryan State Park and Final Day near Cathedral Gorge
View into Kershaw-Ryan from overlook The weather is turning colder but that didn’t stop us from making an early start to explore Kershaw-Ryan State Park.
Hunting for Trilobites
Julie playing in the shale Yesterday we roamed back to the south and west to visit the Oak Springs Trilobite Site and hunt for some fossils.
Spring Valley Hiking is Amazing
Our van parked at Ranch campground Yesterday we visited two more Nevada state parks: Spring Valley and Echo Canyon.
Cathedral Gorge - Juniper Draw Trail
Julie hikes into Juniper Draw We took it easy yesterday (at least I did – Julie worked most of the day) and hiked the Juniper Draw trail which meanders nor...
Cathedral Gorge NV - slots and vistas
Cathedral Gorge from vista We drove from Tonapah to the eastern edge of Nevada today to reach Cathedral Gorge state park. So far this is one of the best w...
Nevada has a lot of dirt roads
Dirt road driving to Berlin And not just back roads… state highways! We did some extra driving today to hit two spots that weren’t going to work out for l...
Harvest Host at Lattin Farms
Van at Lattin Farms We departed Napa this morning and made our way to Nevada and cruised along highway 50 for some exploring. We are camped tonight at Lat...
Time for a Toolset Update
My last update on my productivity toolset was over two years ago. I’ve changed things up pretty dramatically since then, with the only stable component being...
Jacob and Kaitlin in the backyard Today was a working day at the new house, getting ready for planting overall landscaping cleanup.
I’m Not Sure What to Say
One of my goals this year is to write more regularly. I understand that more doesn’t mean better but I think the habit is worth instilling. I’m a bit flummo...
Viticulture in Wine Country
Playing Viticulture We finally played Viticulture + Tuscany in Napa!
Twig This is Twig, Jacob and Kaitlin’s feline companion.
Jacob Got A New Chair
Jacob getting a consult Jacob and I drove down to Berkeley to buy a Herman Miller chair. We were talked out of it!
Ed cutting up the desk There are many reasons we remain so happy about Jacob’s marriage to Kaitlin. Beyond their love for each other we value the extended ...
Unloading the truck We are in Napa helping Jacob and Kaitlin move into their new home.
Links at Bodega Harbour
View into Bodega Bay from the course Before Julie and I returned from some Sonoma coast exploration, I played 18 at the Links.
Redwoods, Turkeys, and Peanuts
Wild turkeys We’ve been lurking around northern-ish California as we await their arrival from Washington state to move to Napa.
Golf and Tufas
Golf at Bishop CC We wrapped up our visit to Lowell Valley with some golf at Bishop Country Club and a stop at Mono Lake.
Alabama Hills and Manzanar
Alabama Hills We made two stops as we work our way up the east side of the Sierras: Alabama Hills and the Manzanar concentration camp.
SASL Campaign, Mission 1 Setup: The Fortress
One big downside of living in a van throughout the winter months is a lack of wargaming.
Death Valley Craters and Pupfish
Salt Creek boardwalk We just wrapped up our last day in Death Valley. It was time to go – the winds started raging and visibility was plummeting.
Death Valley Lows
Salt polygons at Bad Water Today we ventured into the depths of Death Valley.
Death Valley Highs
Moonrise from Dantes View Our first day in Death Valley was focused primarily on high points: Rainbow Canyon, Zabriskie Point, and Dante’s View.
Golf at Rustic Canyon in Moorpark CA
Looking out at Rustic Canyon I played 18 at Rustic Canyon yesterday, a course recommended by Kyle Howard back in September when we were paired up at Bandon...
Hummingbird Trail and the Crazy Hidden Swing Cave
Chris and Julie sitting in a cave Julie and I took an afternoon hike here in Simi Valley to hike the Hummingbird Creek trail.
Exploring San Diego
Hiking near the wall We pivoted to see some friends in San Diego and had a grand time exploring the area.
Solana Beach CA
Sunset at Solana Beach We hopped over the coast range and are hanging out north of San Diego at Solana Beach. This is one of those nights where we think t...
Canyon View Trail at Whitewater Preserve
Julie hiking Canyon View Trail Julie and I explored more up valley to the north today, starting with the Canyon View Trail outside of Palm Springs.
Golf at PGA West - Dunes
Water hole Played 18 today at the Pete Dye design near ala Quinta. Well worth the expense, which wasn’t even that high. The folks I played with said the M...
Pushawalla Palms Hike
Julie hiking in the wind We did a late afternoon hike near Palm Desert. It was windy! The Pushawalla Palms hike is deceptive. The hills and terrain are mo...
Salton Sea We are in the Palm Springs area for several days and I convinced Julie to trek down to the Salton Sea for a brief visit today.
Refit in Vegas
Blew a 15a fuse We were in and out of Vegas within about 24 hours.
Farewell Valley of Fire
Julie framed at Valley of Fire We are making dinner in our van right now on the last night of our stay. Three days is more than enough to explore the Valle...
Greater roadrunner on our dash We are having fun slowly exploring Valley of Fire State Park. I’ll have more to report on the trip tomorrow, but for now I l...
Three Days in the Valley of Fire
Julie hiking Fire Wave We are back in one of our favorite state parks, Valley of Fire, near Las Vegas.
Germany Trip Summary, 2005
Back in 2005 we took our first big trip with the boys, heading to Germany for a mix of tourism and attending the Essen game fair.
Rock Art in Grapevine Canyon
Animal petroglyphs We took a short hike into Grapevine Canyon near Laughlin NV to see some amazing petroglyphs.
Golf at Laughlin Ranch
Green with AZ mountains Played great new-to-me course on the border between NV and AZ today.
Southern Utah 2018
Our Campsite Near Arches Delicate Arch Tower Arch And Marching Men Devil’s Garden At Arches Bonus Find: Dinosaur Tracks! Sunrise At Dead Horse P...
Ussie on the hike On our last full day we played two longer games and did a surprisingly good hike right from the house.
Pink Jeep Crawl on the Broken Arrow Trail
Our group by the jeep We had more fun than expected on a Pink Jeep Tour on the Broken Arrow Trail.
Four Corners Trip Summary, Spring 2019
We had an epic adventure in the spring of 2019, starting in southern Utah and working through the four corners area (southwest CO, northwest NM, and northeas...
More Fun in Sedona
Hiking Bell Rock We are having a grand old time waking around scenic Sedona and playing board games at our house.
Alaska 2019 Trip Summary
Back in June 2019 we took a trip to Alaska to celebrate Matthew’s graduation from West Point. Here’s a summary:
Devil’s Arch Trail in Sedona
Devil’s Bridge We are hanging out in Sedona for a week with friends and family. People are mixing work and fun and we managed to sneak in a hike to Devil’s...
Southern Utah 2021 Trip summary
During the spring of 2021 we rented a camper van and spent three weeks roaming through southern Utah.
WM Phoenix Open
Arena action Yes, that’s the WM Phoenix Open, not the Waste Management Phoenix Open. I guess they paid some big $ for a rebranding effort!
Loreto, Mexico Trip summary
Here’s a summary of our Mexico adventure in January 2022:
Backpacking the Superstitions, Day 3
Breakfast at camp Back to the real world. After a windy breakfast we broke camp and finished our baby-rattle shaped trip with a new route back along the Du...
Backpacking the Superstitions, Day 2
Camp in the morning Today we left our camp setup and tidy and embarked on a 10+ mile hike around Bluff Spring Mountain.
Backpacking the Superstitions, Day 1
View of peaks near our campsite We are in the Tonto wilderness for a while east of Phoenix, returning to an area we enjoyed hiking to get a deeper look whi...
Signal Peak at Kofa NWR
Chollas at sunset Today we trekked about 13 miles and climbed 3000 feet to the top of Signal Peak in the Kofa NWR. It was hard but amazing.
Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
Cholla on desert trail We are working our way north from Yuma, roughly following the Colorado River as we work our way to the Kofa wilderness.
Yuma Has Been a Nice Respite
Yuma water tower from golf course We will leave tomorrow, extending our stay here by one day.
Victoria Mine Trail at Organ Pipe Cactus NM
Shaft at Victoria Mine We started our final day at OPCNM with a fun morning hike to Victoria Mine, getting a surprise look at a certain wall we’ve all hear...
Arch Canyon Trail in Organ Pipe
We hiked the Arch Canyon Trail today, squeezing it in between a heavier than usual work day for me.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Just arrived and camping here for two nights.
Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
Julie and I visited the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix yesterday.
Pack Out from the Islands
We are packed out from our kayaking adventure.
Hiking and Kayaking Around Isla Danzante
An easy final full day on our tour, we did a slow paddle south to the tip of the island. It was almost like snorkeling with such flat water and high visibi...
Magical Day in Honeymoon Beach
We kept our camp in place this morning and after a tasty chilaquiles breakfast we embarked for a northern trek to Honeymoon Beach.
First Night on Isla Carmen
Our lunch stop turned into our camping spot.
Kayak Trip is Underway
We are on the Sea of Cortez for about five days, touring in kayaks around the local islands. High winds today as we made about a 2+ hour crossing.
Chill Day in Loreto
Today was mostly a day of hanging out and enjoying my space.
Water Fun at Loreto Bay
While three of our group went fishing, three of us loaded up the truck with two kayaks and a paddle board and drove down to Loreto Bay.
We are in Loreto. First time to Baja for either of us. Spending time with our ooold close friend Karen and a tangled network of her friends. Going kayaking...
Golfing at Quail Crossing in Green Valley
Got to play a round of golf with my uncle John today - maybe the first time we’ve ever played 18 together.
Exploring Madera Canyon
We took a few hours today with uncle John and aunt Ann today to explore nearby Madera Canyon.
About the Van Work
We’ve had to do service on the van in five cities now. So what’s the deal?
We are nearly done with about four days in Tucson while we get more (!) work done on the van. Not getting a car creates some intentional constraints that k...
Julie and I have garnered a lot of non-alcoholic beer experience over the past 2-3 years.
Hiking Boulder Canyon Trail
Today we enjoyed the short Boulder Canyon Trail, a fairly easy but rewarding hike in the Superstition Wilderness.
Hiking Siphon Draw
Quick post tonight – wanted to share a hike we started but couldn’t quite finish.
Hieroglyphic Trail in Gold Canyon
Julie and got an early start and drove back into the neighborhood of Gold Canyon for the trailhead to the Hieroglyphic Trail. Parking lot was about half fu...
Hiking the Treasure Loop Trail in the Superstition Mountains
Julie and I left the cold mountain climate of Flagstaff this morning to our new temporary home outside of Phoenix in the town of Apache Junction. We made i...
Praying for Dallas
This quick post probably isn’t about what you think it is about. Jacob and I were in Dallas recently and we are both lifelong Cowboy fans (Jacob through in...
Visiting the Meteor Crater
On a whim Julie pulled off I-40 after passing Winslow AZ to visit the Meteor Crater, a privately run National Landmark. She remembered the site being menti...
One Very Large Array
Our route from Bosque to Flagstaff took us along US Route 60. We had started seeing signs for a Very Large Array back on I-25 south of Albuquerque and had...
Cranes at Bosque
Julie and I finally made a winter visit to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to see the winter homes of a number of water birds, most importantly ...
Storyteller Spotting in Santa Rosa NM
We are cruising west in our “temporary” van home, an Airstream Interstate 19. We have a Storyteller Overland Classic Mode on order but have never seen one ...
2022 – the Year of Daily Better
It is a new year so that means it is time for a new yearly theme.
Might as well quit Permalink
Now is better than later, and perfect is an illusion. Act as if. Simply begin. Make things better by making better things. You can always improve it la...
Happy New Year!
Here’s great photo of Julie disc golfing with our new friend Willie. Let’s hope for a great 2022.