Archive for January, 2009

This is the year …

… that I joined a “real” writing group, and push to write something that worth publishing.

…that I’m going to take that pottery wheel class (classes for my birthday) and learn to make something — anything — with clay.

…that I published ( a book list with a few good friends to keep yapping at me to actually complete.

…that I will see my first kid go off to college, midst my tears and my overwhelming pride.

…that I will learn more about roasting coffee here at home, damn the corporate strongholds, and learn to enjoy the bean ounce by ounce by ounce.

…that I carve out more memories with family and friends, and learn how to hold them more precious and sacred.

…that I don’t make stupid, superficial “resolutions,” but instead focus on living every moment as if it were my last.

Happy New Year, friends!  As a wise, old turtle once said, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery, today is a gift — that’s why they call it the present.”turtle