And it's been a very mixed year. Personally great in many ways, but the world has been through rather a lot. The question of My Real Children about living a good life in a bad world or the opposite is one that does occur to me uncomfortably sometimes.
Places I visited for the first time when I was fifty-one:
Walnut Creek, California Orleans, France St Malo, France Fiesole, Italy Indianapolis, Indiana Kansas City, Missouri Oka, Quebec