Each year I spend some time each day after Christmas with my thoughts about the year that has just passed and to set the tone for the year about to unfold. This year I am modeling my effort on Augustine’s Confessions. That work is considered an autobiography. I’ve spent the last year realizing who I am. Each entry will be 300 words including an introduction written on Christmas. In order to move on to what is next, it might be important to write a brief biography to capture what I have learned, if not for a general audience, for myself.