- 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