Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year

I stayed up late to watch the gaudy ball come down over Times Square, had a small amount of low priced but good Spanish bubbly, then departed for a night's sleep to begin tackling the tasks of the coming calendar year.  After pondering for a month, there is just not that much more personal upgrading that I would like to undertake.  It would be nice to live with less clutter but do I really want to do the things that bring it about?  Maximize longevity?  Yes, up to a point.  Exercise daily, probably not.  Write a book for posterity?  Maybe.  Create fixed time devoted to nothing else, unlikely.

For the first time in a while, I could say that life has been going reasonably well, with the usual stresses but 2011 had fewer crises than most.  The relative predictability of job, kids in school a while longer, stable home all create a lull to not want to seek very much beyond that.

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