Psychologists are constantly reminding us not to make resolutions that we are not likely to keep in the coming year and only serve to increase stress and frustration.
Therefore, I resolve …
To be more accepting of people for what they are – and not waste my time, energy or money trying to change them.
Barack Obama and his Democrat/Marxist fellow travelers are unlikely to change. Therefore, I will concentrate my energies on exposing their foibles and perfidies and helping to vote them out of office and our lives.
The GOP, run by the Northeastern liberal elites from Ivy League colleges, appears to be hopeless. They have not articulated a conservative platform and have not put forth any attempt at real leadership. I will save my money and support for those local and state candidates which meet my standards. The era of the responsible political party appears to be dead as both parties are neck-deep in promoting special interests in return for campaign contributions and voter support. Corruption, complacency and stupidity abounds, whether it is democrat-flavored or republican-flavored.
The Marxist-unions appear to be the second most dangerous force in America, right after the democrat party. We need to demand that the politician-union conspiracy end now before we are all bankrupt socialists.
To assist in preventing fringe candidates from taking center stage at the GOP convention and handing Barack Obama another opportunity to continue his devastating political ideology.
To continue to make technology serve my needs …
To change the names of all my folders in my email system using a prefix of 2011. Starting out the year with empty folders and archiving the rest on removable media. (Hint: Don't forget to change your e-mail rules if you use rules to sort your e-mail into categories.)
To remove all of the programs I installed because they sounded cool or promised some benefit which I seem to have forgotten or ignored.
To clean out “My Documents” folder by archiving everything under a sub-folder labeled 2011-history.
To clean off my desktop of unused folders and icons (which should provoke laughter among my business colleagues).
To reduce the number of devices I use to accomplish real work and/or amuse myself.
To clean my desk …
A project best undertaken one folder at a time. I resolve not to print so many hardcopies of electronic files, although I am still afraid of electrocuting myself using a laptop to read in the bathroom.
To re-purpose my Tschokes …
I think that there must be some charity left that would be appreciative of those serviceable things which I now regard as “clutter.” And if not a charity, perhaps someone who is struggling and can find benefit in things I no longer use.
To take more time off …
For those who know me, I can work anywhere and am most likely thinking about something other than my immediate surroundings. I have never succeeded in turning off the flow of ideas – but perhaps I can staunch the flow.
And most of all …
To appreciate what I have and to share it with those I care about and who care about me.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell