Well, glad to see 2012 go its way. However, I have many great memories from this past year. They all involved family and friends. I had a blast spending time with my son at Cedar Point with our season passes and hanging out with our friends, The Koszkaldas. I also enjoyed a top of December trip to Ann Arbor to visit with our friends, The Cases. One of my favorite pictures of the year (above) features my son Nathan and Henry Case. The holiday season also allowed for visits with so many of my dear friends and I feel blessed that my job allows me the time to make this all happen during the holiday season. As for film and music, not much has changed since my last posting. I will add the movie "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" to my favorites list. As I glance at others' top 10 lists of jazz releases, I realize the new music has taken a change in a direction I no longer find appealing. Maybe it's just that I'm getting older, but I'm more excited about the latest Japanese jazz reissues than the latest from Robert Glasper or Vijay Ayer. I can count on one hand how many new releases I really dug this year. Oh well, let's see what 2013 brings!
C. aNDREW hOVAN