Happy New Year

Help! We didn't fall but still can't get up!

| Here it is, January 1, and we're not at the bottom of a cliff. Maybe. The Senate has voted to approve "the deal" worked out by Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden. Next, the House. As the saying goes, I'll believe it when I see the votes.

But enough politics. It is New Year's Day, and attention must be given to Resolutions, the futile expression of hope over reality.

  1. Lose 50 pounds. Things you don't want to lose, like your cell phone, or your car keys, easily disappear. Things you really wish would go away, like all those extra pounds of lard about your waist, seem to be attached with Gorilla Glue. But, you have to keep hoping...

Surely one resolution that won't be kept is as good as a whole list, don't you think?

Actually, I'm quite looking forward to 2013.

• The usual suspects and I will take a short cruise in February. Sailing from Los Angeles (Long Beach), it stops at Catalina Island and at Ensenada, Mexico. I'm eager to find out what the "fun day at sea" between Ensenada and Long Beach on the return is all about. It's only 155 miles as the crow flies, so I have visions of the cruise ship tracing circles in the ocean for a day, hoping that people will be bored and head to the casino.

• In March, there will be a reprise of the trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, hoping to see spectacular displays of Northern Lights. And this year my passport is not expired!

• Later in the year I'll attain the ripe old age of 70. Good grief!

Last updated on Apr 13, 2018

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