According to the Chinese Zodiac, we are in the Year of the Rooster. This predicts a productive and practical year ahead.
Well, I can say I've been rising early! I picked up an early-morning part-time job, on top of my full-time one and two online grad school classes.
It's uncanny to rise to start the day at 3 a.m., and to finish a shift at 9:30 a.m. But I've found that I have energy left afterwards, so I've been taking long walks in some of my favorite NJ locations
The Keyport waterfront on a foggy morning:
Monmouth Battlefield State Park:
Well, that was a walk that mostly led to coffee and comics.