Many of you have asked — what ever happened to the January 2005 issue of The Front Porch? That’s a good question! I could give some weak excuse, like it is way too cold in Chicago to sit on any front porch in January! That is true — but, the real truth was that a busy speaking schedule and the final stages of editing my upcoming new book, Silent Alarm, made the schedule a bit overwhelming. So in the spirit of taking my own advice from the lead article of the December 2004 issue, I decided to just let it go! So with true confessions behind us, I hope your New Year is off to a nice start and that you are ready to hop up on the The Front Porch and enjoy the February Issue!