“Life is change, how it differs from the rocks.”

– Jefferson Airplane

It seems on a daily basis, we wake up to news provided via Tweet. Continuous, urgent and immediate is the world we live in. Our political, economic and social systems seem torn by crosscurrents of change. Certainly, in the U.S., we have a new Administration and Congress, with all the opportunity and challenge that this implies. As you read this column in February 2017, we will be fully in the midst of the new year at a time when much more will be clear to all of us.

This is in contrast to my current situation as I prepare this column. It is the week between Christmas and New Year’s and we are in the waning days of 2016. It is an opportunity to slow down, spend...

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