Is not the easiest resolution to keep, granted. But 7 days in, I’m drinking less, writing more, exercising more, holding my temper slightly, leaving my debit card at home so as not to overspend. What I really want to do is figure out how to care for the folks I see hitchhiking or huddled in doorways. The weather shows no sign of relenting.

If the swell drops to a single digit, I may surf again.