Last October I was in a rush to leave for the Mountain Workshop in Kentucky. I looked down and found that my good friend and roommate, Brett, had left a farewell gift for me in our hallway: Kentucky bourbon, a cup with tea bag (maybe I was sick), and an atlas with notes of inspiration that traced my journey from Michigan to Kentucky. Now that's a thoughtful friend. The note on top says, "It's time to make some choices. Shit or get off the pot."