Posts Tagged ‘New Year’

Happy New Year, 2018!

January 1, 2018

For no obvious reason, I’m weirdly optimistic about this upcoming year.

Given all the times I’ve been weirdly pessimistic about things for no obvious reason, I figure I must be due.


And In Pinch, Go For Two Out Of Three And Just Reach An Accord With Your Vices

December 31, 2015

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

Benjamin Franklin

Important . . . And Worrisome

January 5, 2015

So it’s a new year, 2015, and the start of a new year is a traditional time for resolutions and predictions.  Normally I don’t give more than polite acknowledgement to the resolutions, and prudent acknowledgment to the predictions, but this year one “astrological  prediction” stood out to me as worthy of note:

The position of the stars and planets shall not affect anybody’s life in the slightest.

Yeah, yeah, I get it, and aren’t you clever?  I’m not exactly a fan of astrology myself (but I’m a Taurus, and we don’t tend to believe in that sort of thing), but did you really think this one through?  For instance, are you sure that nobody is going to be affected even a little bit by the day/night cycle or the seasons throughout 2015?

Because that would be important to know in advance.