Hello 2020

  • What I will do more often:

Be kind to people I like, be kinder to people I don’t like

Read more poetry by Karen Admussen and Jon Sebba

Eat more quality chocolate

Shave more than twice a week

Try to write more compelling characters and dialogue.

“No, you’re not going to try, you’re going to do it. I’m compelling, and you created me.” He says.

“This isn’t the time or place to argue. I’m trying to write a blog posting.” I say

“See, there you go again – ‘trying to write a blog post’ – Either you are, or you aren’t.” He says.

“Okay, okay, we’ll talk about this later.” I say

Use less gas, eat less meat, buy no more clothes. (How many damn shirts does one man need.)

Play fewer games of Words With Friends

Read more books by Colum McCann, Barbara Kingsolver and Charles Dickens

  • What I will do less often:

Complain about the President (OK, maybe that’s not possible)

Complain about the President (OK, so I already said that)

Go to coffee at 6:00 a.m. because I don’t know what else to do after I’ve already been up two hours

Watch less news on TV

Lust after that new bright red Porsche Boxster

Wish I had Hugh Grant’s hair, Michael Jordan’s body, Stephen Colbert’s humor and Sam Elliot’s voice.

Have heroes that don’t want to be a hero

  • Things I will not do anymore:

Worry about why my shoestrings keep coming untied

Not obsess about wishing I could grow a real grown man beard

Thinking someday I’m going to be a rock star. (Give it up, it was 55 years ago that you had your chance, it’s gone!)

Think that life is easier than it really is

Wondering how it might have been if the election had gone differently

Wish I’d been a better person, father, husband, partner (Do it, be a better person, There’s still time)

 Wish I’d gone to Machu Picchu – I been to thirteen countries, you can’t go everywhere)

Give up on life, mankind or the power of youth

Wishing everyone a safe and joyful 2020

Go well, David

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