Happy New Year



Cartoon appearing in NewYorker.com


This is usually one of my favorite times of year because I’m under the illusion everything is going to be better in the new year and with a new set of New Year’s resolutions I’m going to be completely motivated to better my life (I’m gullible).

I decided this year to usher in the new year in style––sick in bed the past week and dizzy.


Photograph courtesy buddy Jay Sylvester


Be that as it may, I have got my resolutions written out—they have be written out to have any accountability—and hope for the best. I'm starting with an easy one; Organizing. Every year I spend the last week of the year getting my work space organized for the next year. I crank up Gwen Stefani singing This Is My Life, I dress up a bit, like it’s something official…hey, whatever it takes.

And most of all I got this for Christmas. I got the idea from the librarian at the Hawley Public Library. I saw it behind her desk and asked about it. She told me where she got it and asked for it for Christmas. It holds things, has wheels, oh it’s a marvel. So anyway, I’m going to put stuff in it and it’s going to change my life. It doesn’t look like much. It doesn’t even hold much. But it’s a game-changer believe you me.

Happy 2022, everyone.


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