Happy 2024! It is the new year, and in Detroit and many other parts of the USA, winter has arrived in its crisp and sparkling fashion. In your off hours, you might be enjoying some winter leisure activities, such as snowshoeing or reading a book by the fire while sipping a mug of hot chocolate. During cold snaps, before turning in for the night, you may be running your car to make sure that it starts in the morning. Even though winter can bring storms that are chaotic and make our daily activities more cumbersome, once things settle down there is something peaceful about the snow. It makes things outdoors quieter and clearer, gives you a sense of calm and a clean slate for thinking. Like a blank sheet of white paper.