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January 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 7




Publisher's Note

The Holiday Season That Was …

This past month definitely went by in a blur … a blur of activity, business, family, and friends (and don’t even get me started on those 7 “banned” words.) Of course, whenever Carol and I cram too much in, other things suffer. My giant inflatable Chanukah bear blew a fuse and Carol ended up with a cold and cough that makes her sound like Darth Vader. But you know I always try to make the best of things and any downtime results in me lounging in front of the TV watching my favorite Christmas movies. Historically, this ends in my absolute favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life” marathon in both black and white and color.  All this, while Carol watches her favorite “Die Hard” movie marathon. We definitely co-exist in different worlds!
Then we get to New Year’s. “They” say four out of five people who make New Year’s resolutions will eventually break them. So this year, I’ve resolved not to make any. (Oops, I think that’s a resolution.) My top resolutions are old standbys like losing weight, exercising more, avoiding debt, saving money. Of course, “they” also say that one-third of these resolutions won’t even last until the end of January.
But I’ve found over the years that things work out better for me if I just completely avoid the word “resolution.” Maybe it’s psychological, but calling resolutions something else — projects, plans, etc. — works better for me. Because to me, a project goes hand-in-hand with Office Depot, Best Buy or Home Depot, truly my homes away from home. And since studies suggest that willpower to follow through is a limited resource, I’d best get to my favorite stores before I’m depleted.
I wish you all a healthy, prosperous, amazing, bright, mind-blowing, energetic, extremely Happy New Year! (Oops! Are any of those adjectives in the banned pile?)
Why last week when I was leaving Best Buy, the manager even said he’d leave “the light on for me.” 

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