Friends,Do you ever feel caught in a cycle? Eat, work, sleep. Rinse, wash, repeat. We are, after all, creatures of habit. Yet, while the broad categories into which we compartmentalize our activities may sometimes seem to follow a rigid pattern, if you dig a little deeper, the details vary. I believe Heraclitus was onto something. No man ever steps into the same river twice. I’m somewhat of a sucker for photographing landscapes. There’s this one particular spot in my neighborhood where my phone tells me I have 143 photos, mostly pointed towards the mountains. It might feel like I’m recreating the same photo. The same framing of the same bucolic golf course in front of the same rugged mountains around the same time. Yet, the results are different every time. It never gets old because it’s never the same landscape twice. I suppose there’s a lesson there about mindfulness. I suppose, also, that’s why I’ve stuck with Friday donuts so long. It follows a pattern, yes, but if you’re paying attention, no man ever eats the same donut twice.