My New Years Resolutions


I don’t make resolutions any more. Why bother? It’s a set up for a let down, if you ask me. Why say I’m going to exercise every day, when I know I’m not going to go out of my way to exercise until the weather turns nice again? Why say I’m going to lose weight when that would involve more deprivation than I’m already getting being a vegan? (Ok, I do need to lose weight… but I have to convince myself I really want to do it because I can make any kind of commitment to the process.) (And the deprivation of being a vegan isn’t really all that much, except I can’t eat the kind of pizza I love — deep dish Chicago-style pizza.)

(By the way, did you ever notice that the word resolution can be seen as re-solution? That seems to imply that a resolution is the application of a solution for a second, third, nth time. Words are fun, aren’t they?)

I have noticed, however, that I’ve ignore this little corner of cyberspace of nine months. Good grief, that’s enough time to gestate a human being. Thank all the gods and goddesses and superheroes that hasn’t been what I’ve been doing. Not that it would have been possible, but still. Apparently, I haven’t had much to rant about.

What I am going to do is commit to writing a blog post every day, for at least the next two weeks. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be here. I do have other blogs, you know. And in case you don’t know, the other blogs are Aerten Art and Aerten Caisleán (where I talk about my art and books I’ve read, respectively).

Here, I’m not necessarily going to rant any more. Perhaps (most likely) I will write something in response to someone else’s blog. I read a lot of blogs, and a lot of those blogs are thought-provoking. Perhaps, as I did last April, I will create a post in response to a meme. You just never know.

So stay tuned.

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