Happy Old Year.

Sometime after Christmas, everybody starts wishing everyone else “Happy New Year.” I, myself, like to spend the time between the 25th and the 1st thinking of what happened during the last 12 months, and hoping I can avoid repeating the same mistakes next year. That said, it’s probably a good time to reflect, and share a few thoughts about last year that are on my mind.

  • I live a very blessed life. I have a LOT to be thankful for.
  • I’m going to work very hard on the development on a 36-hour day. Maybe THEN I can get everything done that I need to.
  • What this world needs is an instant-on computer.
  • I’ve yet to work on any project that wasn’t made better by getting creative input from more than one person.
  • whining never worked when I was a kid. Why should anybody think it would work as an adult?
  • Bush won. Twice. Deal with it.
  • The older I get, the less likely I am to suffer fools at all.
  • I figure at least half my life is past. What makes you think I want to waste one second of what I have left?
  • I resolve to push the envelope creatively, every chance I get.
  • C.S. Lewis rocks!
  • I resolve to deal with the important, and not let it be subsumed by the urgent.
  • At one point in my life, I resolved to never stop listening to cutting-edge music. I never counted on the fact that cutting-edge music today is (mostly) not music. It’s crap.
  • It won’t be too long before my curmudgeon-like behavior will be characterized as being a “crusty old fart.” Many would say I’m already there.
  • Was I not paying attention? When did “being outrageous” and having great “PR” replace “talent” and “hard work” in the entertainment biz?
  • My favorite non-pc/PETA-hating joke: “A baby seal walks into a club…”
  • I am a better person for having known my wife. I wish she could say the same about me.
  • Nothing is more wonderful than the opportunity to see the world through my daughter’s eyes. (I can’t remember the last time I experienced child-like wonder and excitement seeing a squirrel running across a power line. She reminds me every day of how cool that feeling can be.)
  • Life is not fair. Learn this now, and avoid the rush, later.

    That’s about it for now. Enjoy the rest of 2005. Let’s all try and make 2006 a year to remember (and I mean that in a good way).

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