Setting Goals or Making Wishes

I think most of the people I’ve known over the years laugh at making New Year’s Resolutions. Yet many do make a list every year and even get started on them, only to fizzle out. From past experience, I know none of those silly things on my list are going … Read more…

What is Everyday Freedom to You?

The brand spanking New Year approaching brings the chance for freedom and a fresh start for those blessed with the opportunity to make their own choices. There are large freedoms (like living in a free land) and small freedoms, all of which can be life-changing to those who yearn for … Read more…

Welcoming 2012

All together now: “All I want for Christmas is a root canal ….” I seriously didn’t have any intention of celebrating the holidays with a two-stage root canal, but that’s what happened. Stage 1 happened a few days before Christmas and Stage 2 happened a couple of days before New … Read more…

An After-Christmas Sale

Department managers at my day job elected to have the holiday party after the holidays for a number of reasons. One of them was that “everyone is too busy to get together before then.” A second reason was that it would avoid a conflict of cultural celebrations, if we held … Read more…

Happy New Year!

There are a few hours yet to go until the stroke of midnight, although my home family welcomed in the New Year some four hours ago. Not that a subway workers’ strike helped in the slightest. Always, there are those who take advantage of others for their own gain; they … Read more…