Those Densho staff members who haven’t flown home for the holidays find themselves snowbound by the Seattle winter storm of 2008–a heavier snowfall than we’ve had in decades. My backyard table is wearing a 12″ hat that is not melting anytime soon. All the mayhem at the airport and snowball fights in the streets bring the year to a memorable close. It’s a good time to pause and reflect, and to say thank you to our friends who support Densho’s work throughout the year, especially in their end-of-year giving. Thank you, and best wishes for a peaceful and promising new year.