Don’t walk around with blinders on.

Enjoy a good draft once in a while.




Take the time for a closer look.

It could be a place, an idea, a book, a piece of art or music, or a person.



“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”

That’s from the King James version of Proverbs, often restated or paraphrased as

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”

Or even shorter, “Sometimes you gotta wise up and put a cork in it.”


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Cobble something together with what you got.



Recognize the value of family groups.

“Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anyone.”

(Mark Twain)


Take the stairs.

(Establish a national holiday to celebrate Nathan Ames, Leamon Souder, Jesse Wilford Reno and Charles Seeburger.)

(The guys who invented escalators, so that we can tell people we took the stairs without involving ourselves in all that nasty exercise.)


Reuse.  Recycle.



Don’t forget to put your bike away when you get home.

Warn others that bicycle-eating trees are a real thing.




Try to look at things from a different angle.

(Museum snack bar from overhead.)



Look for something interesting in the old and worn.



Be aware that the thing you’re focused on may not be the most meaningful.



Celebrate the moments of happiness.



All my best wishes to my friends here on WP.  I hope 2023 is a good year for all of us. 


A handful of resolutions