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A brand new year

I have only one new year’s resolution, and though it is largely pilfered from a prayer whose origin remains unknown, it is thus: In 2004, I hope to accept the things I cannot change, to find the courage to change the things I can, and to have the wisdom to know the difference.

I dare say that I have, in the past, worried too much about things that are out of my hands and done too little to fix the things that are right in front of me. In my work, in my relationships, in my life, that has been a problem; I used to call it laziness, or apathy, or procrastination… this year I’m going to call it stupidity, and try damn hard to stay away from it.