The New Year

by Dave Schuler on January 3, 2013

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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Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm
Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm

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

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Daddy died in 1990.

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm

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

Alligator scaloppine for all!

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

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.

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm

F**king Sunoco.

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

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

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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.

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm

When did that sort of behavior become acceptable?

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm

That’s an honest question.

Andy January 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm

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? ;)

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 7:44 pm

You can correct me, Andy.

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

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

From what I can see, business is stultified.

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Not by rules and regulation,s but flat complacency.

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 8:07 pm

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.

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

i never get enough of her.

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Happy new year, all!

Janis Gore January 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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

Janis Gore January 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

I do know something about vain males:

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

Janis Gore January 4, 2013 at 11:26 am

I did NOT teach him all that.

Drew January 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

“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.

Janis Gore January 4, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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.

Janis Gore January 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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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