By Jon-Emile S. Kenny [@heart_lung] “New York is cold, but I like where I'm living … There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening.” -Leonard Cohen It’s the end of December; we collectively reflect on the year that was and try to find our footing for the next. In the short winter days of 2016, it is unexceptional to find oneself atelectatic – collapsed, blundered, but easily recruited perhaps with some sun, a trip to California. Yet, distinguishing simple existential atelectasis from a socked-in, ruddy and coarse consolidation can be fraught with subtlety. For this knotty differential, a drive through the soaring expanses of Big Sur can cool one’s innards providing both diagnosis and therapy. It is opportune, therefore, that the radiographic differentiation of atelectasis from consolidation became more objective in 2016.