so my friend melissa bryan is now a mother of two instead of a mother of one, my friend holley is now holley gerth instead of holley armstrong, and the front part of my hair is now blond instead of red. pictures of me with the aforementioned baby, the aforementioned bride, and the aforementioned funky-fresh hair are soon to come.

i have a skillion emails to read and answer, but that will have to come later. the whole trip has left me feeling sort of stale and numb and empty. granted, i’ve just completed a nine-hour drive, but i’m not sure that’s all it is.

what’s at stake, at risk, in danger of being lost?