The cold coffee sits next to my computer, stray grounds floating to the top. Left from this morning, the refreshment normally thrown out for a fresh pot revives me as I work into the early morning hours. And so I begin my new Slice of Life Challenge- at the end of the day. The house stands silent, except for the strains of violin and cello that accompany the coffee, keeping me focused until work is complete. But I can’t help but play hooky from my responsibilities to sneak a peek at the initial Slices of the year; I didn’t realize how much I missed unwrapping these bits of wisdom, wit, and wonder each day.