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Friday, January 1, 2016

Be it resolved

So, an annual New Year's Day blog-post is a tradition hereabouts, one that dates back to the very first new year's in the life of Hoodies, Kilts, and Cons, the 2005-2008 lunch-blog that started this whole habit for me. In that post, I mused on the the arbitrary nature of the ballyhoo surrounding the  December 31-to-January 1 transition while accepting its significance.

That post started a long-running tradition of the Perennial Resolutions™, which was wrapped up and put to bed (as most traditions ought to be, eventually) last year.

So now, mindful of rich tapestry of the past, aware of the present mood of promise and potential that we all want to foster, and looking toward the future, I have two offerings:

First of all, this Kurt Vonnegut quote has been on my mind lately and it seems an appropriate note on which to begin the new year:
"Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies— ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’"
And then to go along with the standard practice of more performance-based resolutions, here's a gif of Coco on treadmill:

Happy New Year!

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