Many, many aspects of the Ravenna Kibbutz, including my amazing housemates, excellent food on a remarkably regular basis, and the Kibbutz community -- the first community I've really felt a part of in Seattle.
Small but encouraging breakthroughs in the search for a job.
Greek food in Detroit.
The good movies that get released between now and Dec. 31.
Glimmers of hope that emerge from places both expected and unexpected.
All the good things about Seattle, including beautiful water (and the city lights reflected in it), first-rate Thai and Vietnamese food, ahead-of-the-curve environmental awareness, and sunny days that revive your mood after a series of rainy ones.
How funny and cute small dogs are.
All my wonderful friends.
Having spent almost 30 years on this planet.
A hunch that 2009 won't be quite as hard as 2008, or at least hard in more manageable ways.