New Year’s Resolution 2013 – Random Acts of Kindness?

2013_1It’s 2013…get used to it.  For me, it’s another one of those “I can’t believe I made it this long” kind of things.  As I get older I think the same thing when the new year rolls around.  Last year and in this new year everyone I graduated from high school with either has or will be turning 50.  It’s crazy when you think about it, how time passes and before you know it you’re becoming eligible for AARP benefits.  But that’s life, so we all suck it up and move forward.

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  A resolution, to me, is just like a rule – they are made to be broken.  You break them, then you feel guilty about it.  I don’t put myself in that situation.  I don’t need to make resolutions because I have no problem with the way I live my life.  New Year’s resolutions are made because there is something in your life you’re not happy with and you feel a need to change something.  You can do that at any point in the year and in doing so, the pressure and stress to pull off your resolution is less.  The new year is just a marker.  Why not make your marker February 4th or June 25th? (more…)

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What I Learned In 2011

As a human being I owe it to myself to learn as much as I can before I leave this plane.  I constantly observe everything around me every day, from the stupidity of current events to the ridiculousness of what happens every day at work to the smallest changes in my dog’s behavioral patterns.  Sometimes I get just as stupid as everything else and take time at the end of the year to evaluate what I’ve learned the preceding twelve months as we leap to the next flipping of the annual calendar.

What I’ve learned in 2011 in a nutshell: (more…)

20/20 Hindsight Forethought Predictions for 2010

It’s time for my first annual predictions piece for the coming year.  2009 saw a bunch of weird crap happen.  From the glorious death of Michael Jackson, the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler to the pitiful downfall of Tigers Woods, we were able to witness a wide variety of stupidity, poor decisions, and flat-out idiotic behavior.  What will set 2010 apart from 2009?

Absolutely nothing. 

In fact, if the human race sticks to its trend of becoming more and more dumb with each passing year, 2010 should be the most inspiring when it comes to how we can beat out or own records of futility.  For us, the humans are doomed to wallow in our own pools of ridiculousness and extended fecal matter. (more…)