The New Year

I don’t typically make New Years resolutions. The reason for that is simple: once I’ve truly committed to doing something I do it. I don’t wait for the turn of the year to make commitments.

Like all human beings I do, however, have aspirations. Wishes, maybe. I thought I’d share a few of those with you.

My aspirations for myself this year are to be able to shepherd several clients successfully through some very difficult and painful transitions and to add one more solid client to my list.

For this blog my aspiration is to be more practive in nudging the conversation in more productive directions. I don’t really care whether I have more readers or get more links from major blogs. Otherwise I just plan to keep on doing what I’ve been doing—trying to be as fair and open-minded as I possibly can in considering what appear to me to be the most important issues of the day.

For my country and for the world my aspirations are greater peace, prosperity, health, and happiness. A very tall order. I’m afraid we’ll do well this year if we are able to stay out of another armed conflict. Just this morning I’ve seen saber-rattling in the directions of Syria, Iran, and China. And that was without looking for it.

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  • You might be the only man outside my husband I’d let talk down to me.

  • Daddy died in 1990.

  • So the resolution is more fun, and let the past go.

    Alligator scaloppine for all!

  • I’m getting closer to thinking in paragraphs now. There was so much to attend to.

    My weight is coming back up, too. I was about 20 lbs. under.

  • F**king Sunoco.

  • You can teach me mathematics, but I think I have values in hand already, thank you, boys.

  • My experiences with Linebarger and Sunoco really make me wonder what the hell is going on in this country. Behavior in both instances was appalling on so many levels.

  • When did that sort of behavior become acceptable?

  • That’s an honest question.

  • Andy

    For this blog my aspiration is to be more practive in nudging the conversation in more productive directions.

    Hmmm, I wonder what you’re talking about here? ;)

  • You can correct me, Andy.

  • You’ll have to address the underlying dry rot before you get anywhere.

    From what I can see, business is stultified.

  • Not by rules and regulation,s but flat complacency.

  • I still have a notion to pass through that Linebarger office in Tyler. It’s just off the path to my delightful sister’s house.

  • i never get enough of her.

  • Happy new year, all!

  • I actually like the 6 hour a day standard in Thomas More’s Utopia.

  • I do know something about vain males:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tmF_hpXR4s

  • I did NOT teach him all that.

  • Drew

    “For this blog my aspiration is to be more practive in nudging the conversation in more productive directions. I don’t really care whether I have more readers or get more links from major blogs.”

    I would endorse this, even as one who can lose his temper from time to time. I doubt you will lose readers. The blog is too good.

  • In keeping with my resolutions, lunch at The Castle today with my brother and friends.

    The food is not nearly as good as at the Carriage House, but that’s under renovation this week.

  • So, Michael and Katherine, the Galactic Cowgirl convinces some backers to foot a new TV show called “Kickin’ with Kali: The Hindu Horsewoman.”

    It doesn’t go over so well, and eventually sells to Al Jazeera. That raises a stink, let me tell you.

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