• Announcement,  Life

    2016 Resolutions

    by I’m keeping last year’s resolutions in force, without feeling the need for new ones. I like the old ones, they still apply, and it’s hard being human sometimes, so I’ll continue to make mistakes. Resolution One: Get Better At The Husband And Father Thing This seems to get harder as the kids get older, as all of our lives get busier. We’re moving into the years where they’re slowly getting ready to leave home and lead completely independent lives. I have one in his last year of high school, one in her first, and one who turns thirteen in a short time. They’ve all got different needs and different things…

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    New Resolutions. Or Not.

    by So last year was a different year for me in terms of New Year’s resolutions, making five instead of one. I’m going to continue with that number this year, tweaking things a little.   Resolution 1: Get Better At The Husband And Father Thing My traditional resolution is still number one for 2015. Last year, I think I said my primary objective to meet this one was just to be as involved in my family’s lives as possible, and to continue in my efforts to put them first in every way. That, I think, is a very good way to continue looking at it. “Family first.” Okay, so there’s…

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    An Overdue Recap of My 2014 Resolutions

    by There was a time when I only made one resolution every year, and it was Resolution #1 last year, just like it will be this year. The problem with actually going back and looking at last year’s resolutions is that it’s mentally easier to focus on where you failed or performed badly than it is to think about the successes. And with the first three, I can’t be an objective judge because the resolutions were intended as continued behavior modification in order to improve not just myself, but the lives of the people around me. But to Review:   Resolution #1: Be better at the husband and father thing.…