Be it resolved (2018 edition)

In prior years (e.g., 2017), I wrote New Year’s resolutions.   As I look through last year’s set I realize that I yet again managed to keep them all (although I haven’t yet started to learn Russian) and should set some of them as goals for this year, too — in particular, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 14.

It has been a scary and glorious year.  Glorious, as the first year of marriage has been wonderful, including all sorts of travel, surprises, and good times.  Scary, because the kakistocracy in office in the US make me worried for not only my own future, but that of generations to come.

Be that as it may, I will set some modest resolutions for this year.   #7 and #8 are for Pattie, based on some of my misadventures this year.

1-6 as above.

    1. Do not get on a Segway again….when she’s watching.
    2. Do not attempt to make popcorn in the microwave without adult supervision.

Beyond that I’m coming up blank.  That is depressing, but maybe it means I am finally coming to terms with what fate has done to me?

Whatever the reasons and the resolutions, I wish each and everyone of you a Happy New Year!  I continue to encourage you to treat every person — especially those who are poor, sick, or downtrodden — with kindness and respect no less than what you, yourself, would expect.  If you make that YOUR resolution, it will help make 2018 a better year than it would have been otherwise.

2 Responses to “Be it resolved (2018 edition)”

  1. Morton D Hurt Says:

    Hi Spaf,

    Thoroughly enjoyed your message – please keep them coming. I am 72 and by good fortune been retired for 11 years.

    My first contact with you was during my quest to find out who was Mary Lucretia Spafford who was the wife of my Great Great Grandfather. She was the key to unlocking the door to a treasure trove of genealogical history.

    I can only wish the best for you and your bride for 2018. I wish I lived around the corner so we could go for coffee as we share similar feelings as to the state of our beloved Nation.

    Take good care,


    Morton Hurt


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