Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Resolutions, 2012

This year I resolve to. . .

I don't know what.

That's how I began my post on 1/1/2009, three years ago. Of course I had a lot to resolve and I made some progress. But nothing that I put on my list had a specific end-date. I'll include all the same things this year--it doesn't mean I didn't do anything with them the last three years; it simply illustrates how important these things are to me. I could add to the list, but I like to take this once a year opportunity to remind myself of what's really important in life, to regain my perspective. I could add some professional goals, I suppose, but I won't (go back and read the previous sentence). So for 2012, I resolve to:
  1. Focus on my health, get my annual physical early in the year, lose a few pounds, exercise regularly
  2. Be a good husband, do what I can to keep the pressure (I won't go into detail here, but the "pressures" are real and many) off my wife, remind her often that I love her
  3. Be a good father, set the right example in all that I do, work to stay involved in my son's life, even as his world expands;
  4. If there's any time left, write more, sell some books;


Friday, December 16, 2011

Book Giveaway--Goodreads

The Giveaway ended 12/15 at midnight--congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered (nearly 500 people). We shipped the books the day the winners were announced, Friday, 12/16, and hopefully they'll arrive before Christmas. Thanks again to all!