Next week will likely be our last family vacation. We return to the island... It's likely our last, because the boys are leaving high school, one this summer, the other the next. The changes between last year and this year are significant. When I was over at the musician's house last weekend, the comparison was made between her toddler's second year and my boys' last year... in her household, the development was walking and getting into new forms of trouble. In my household, one year ago started my eldest's foray into environmentalism, only to see him sidetracked by friends into smoking. My boys had their first jobs, their first cars. A year of changes, indeed.