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New Year Wishes

Was on the road with my family for 10 days, and though I left with every intention of posting along the way, it was nice to get away from writing for a little while.  Saw many friends and spent time with family (mine and Nancy's).  Lots of driving, but we had Harry Potter books 2 and 4 on cd with us and that kept all of us, including the girls, happy and entertained for 2,400 miles.

Now we're back, and aside from sitting beside a fire, watching a little football, and taking care of a few small chores around the house, we have nothing planned for today.

I have resolutions for the New Year, of course.  Some are obvious -- write more, blog as often as possible, be more efficient with my work time, continue to exercise, etc.  Others I'm less willing to share.  I know the things I need to do to make myself a better person, a better Dad, a better friend.  And I'll try to do them.

My wishes for 2008 (aside from happiness and good health for my family and friends, and an end to the war):

1) A pennant for the Mets.  Yeah, I know.  But I can dream, can't I?

2) A bestseller.  Not really; I know better.  But I would enjoy a year of good reviews, improved sales, and big fat book contracts.

3) A Presidential Campaign that addresses real issues, rises above the politics of "swift-boating" and  wedge issues, mud-slinging and personal attacks, sound bites and pandering.  If we're going to stretch out the political season, let's at least have a debate that edifies, that makes people think about the issues and about the real sacrifices we will all have to make in order to solve the problems facing this country.

Happy New Year to all of you.  May 2008 bring you joy, love, prosperity, and good health.

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lrcutter
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
Happy new year to you as well! I hope the new year brings you an abundance of the things you desire. and no, I haven't forgotten your story. I will do it today. I worked 10-12 hours every day of December for the day job, then went on vacation and had very limited internet access, and no way to get at your story otherwise I would have done it while in Mpls. My apologies!
davidbcoe
Jan. 2nd, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hope you had a great holiday, Leah. Let me know when you've had a chance to read the story. I'll look forward to your comments.
sleigh
Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
Kinda reminds me of that old saying about projects: You can have it cheap, fast, or good -- pick any two.

May you get the two of your choice!
davidbcoe
Jan. 2nd, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Well, so much for the Mets.....
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