Thanks for your votes!
Thanks to all of you who voted for me, I won the Best Blog of the Year contest sponsored by The Fightworks Podcast: http://www.thefightworkspodcast.com!
Had a fantastic time in Philly. Thanks to all the usual suspects for a great visit. Pictures and more details to follow, particularly from New Year's Eve. Today I'm in Princeton visiting Jennifer and Rachel, my college pals, and Rachel's family. Tomorrow it's back to LA and some soul searching to ensure I start the new year off on the right foot (read: living in the moment; feeling gratitude for everything I have, which is a LOT; remembering what's important to me and making decisions accordingly, even if they are difficult ones).
BTW, I got to meet Marco Perrazzo, who is one of the people who took over NJMA. He is hilarious, and along with Rick and their partner Kirby, is running a great academy!