Category Archives: Resolutions


Coincidence. That’s what it was. It wasn’t a sign, a divine guidepost. It was no marker signaling the completion of the first third of a journey. It was just a coincidence. Happenstance. An artificial contrivance born of the juxtaposition of … Continue reading

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On the Verge

Yesterday, a Facebook friend  posted an appreciative comment on another person’s post. The post was a young man’s progress report on his effort to “reboot” himself. He had made the promise to himself a year earlier to reinvent himself through … Continue reading

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Resolutions: A Follow-Up

Yesterday, in my “Held Accountable” post, I wrote about New Year’s resolutions and argued for worthy commitments to change, suggesting others encourage and support the people who make such resolutions. I even set forth my own 2016 resolution. Later in the … Continue reading

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Held Accountable

I am among those who, in years past, dismissed the idea of New Year’s resolutions as exercises in futility. Why? Because I had made them and failed to accomplish what I had resolved to do. Furthermore, I didn’t feel at … Continue reading

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After two nights in a row of truly odd dreams, I think I’ll be ready for some unmolested sleep tonight.  Last night’s dream involved cleaning some very dirty Romaine lettuce while planning to meet some Dallas friends for dinner in … Continue reading

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I Resolve to Have a Happy New Year!

It is fashionable of late to mock the practice of making New Year’s Resolutions.  I’ve been guilty of treating the tradition badly.  We (those of us who behave badly by mocking the tradition) seem to be saying, “Ha, what a … Continue reading

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Be It Resolved…

I was thinking today, as I sometimes do, about various things of major and lesser import.  Among those things was this: I made no New Year’s resolutions for 2013.  Not that it’s unusual for me; I rarely make New Year’s … Continue reading

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Respect New Year Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is an interesting time.  Some people see the new year as just another day.  Others view it as symbolic of a new beginning, a fresh start.  Some of that latter group establish goals they hope … Continue reading

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