2018 went so fast …

I wonder if 2019 will feel like that too? If it’s a function of getting older, I guess all years will seem fast from now on. Faster and faster, no doubt. If it’s a function of being really busy, then who knows. I suppose most likely it’s both.

Can you believe it’s almost 20 years since 2000? Those of you of a certain age will no doubt nod knowingly. Yeah, 20 years, no, that’s unbelievable. I still feel like the ’90s were practically yesterday.

Anyway, happy new year! I hope you all had a nice holiday, and more importantly, a good 2018, and most of all, I hope we’re all poised for a good 2019, filled with (among other things) great books we read; and for those of us who write, great books we write.

Here’s an interesting thought for the coming year:

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” 
— G.K. Chesterton

Possibly a little too deep, even from Chesterton.

This one may be a little more in reach for most of us:

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” 
— Benjamin Franklin

Well put.

Pithier still:

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this — To rise above the little things.” 
— John Burroughs

There, if I can’t quite manage a new soul, I’ll settle for that one.

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