Random thoughts for 2020, looking through snapshots from 2019


Finish what you start ~ ~ Don’t bite off more than you can chew ~ ~  Floss ~ ~  Strive for consensus (don’t support splinter groups)  


Get up and watch more sunrises.


Take a nap once in a while.


Use sunscreen


Don’t nitpick


Use less plastic ~ ~ Recycle ~ ~  Eat less beef


Make a “to-do” list and do everything on the list


Try fixing something instead of throwing it away.  (A P-40 Warhawk under restoration at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY)


Drink more water. It’s good for you. And in Wisconsin, even though we prefer beer, we need to drink up the water, or it accumulates, freezes, and becomes a hazard — folks, this is a matter of indisputable, rigorous scientific thinking – – see the above illustration of the Titanic. Too much water + too cold = trouble.



Go ahead and sing in the shower if you feel like it.

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Random Resolutions for the New Year


45 thoughts on “Random Resolutions for the New Year

  1. Love those, Robert! 🙂 I could never do #2, and I don’t need ANY resolution for #3. 😀
    Btw, I have given up on New Year’s resolutions as I’ve never really kept them.
    A Happy New Year to you,

  2. I love your sense of humor. I was smiling and chortling throughout this post. All the best for 2020! I have just had to re-follow you as you had dropped off my follows. That seems to happen to me on WP. I have complained about it but it continues. No matter. I’ve got you back on my list!

  3. What a wonderful list, and so creatively done. I could stand to make every one of them my own, although I’m already practicing a few. The illustration for “Don’t nitpick” is perfect, and made me laugh, but I did pause for a minute when I got to “make a to-do list, and do everything on it.” I think I could manage that, as long as the list was short enough! The kitty photo is my favorite; every now and then I miss mine, and that one brought her back in a flash.

    Happy 2020 to you, Rob. I hope it’s a great year — stay away from those icebergs!

  4. George says:

    I don’t have a shower. Can I sing in the bath, or should I be drinking the water instead of bathing in it in case it freezes?

    Profound and entertaining! Happy new year.

  5. melissabluefineart says:

    All good thoughts, especially the one about drinking up the excess water before it has a chance to accumulate and freeze. 🙂 Have you seen how the Lake is sloshing around Chicago these days? I imagine it is up there, too. Illinois Beach State Park is going under.

  6. I don’t do resolutions. Why take on failure. 🙂 OTOH, these are all good and, of course, taken with a smile and a nod. I always look forward to your posts and have never been disappointed. Don’t let that be a resolution. 🙂

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