it’s been a while since i’ve written. christmas has come and gone. the new year holds promise and a new president tomorrow. and now, the faintest traces of spring are in the air here in austin. no new leafy green…but the swell of buds on tree branches here and there. minnesota girlfriends thawing out in shirtsleeves on congress avenue. the beautiful ruffles of kale and spinach at the farmer’s market. the globe sized cabbages plumed in blue-green-grey leaves. it’s gorgeous here and full of bright expectations.