Friday, December 28, 2007

New Year

Well, another New Year is knocking at the door and, naturally, I'm thinking about how I will spend those 365 fresh new days. What will I do this coming year that I failed to do last year? What will I do better than last year?
Seek out and nail an assignment for a magazine or two? I like that idea. Make more interesting photos? Sure. Travel? You betcha! Sample new wines? Sounds good to me! No one resolution, really. More an overiding theme of Epicurean pleasures. After all, what's more important than being happy? This is no selfish whim. This is important stuff. To paraphrase an old philosopher: There's no better way to make others happy than by being happy yourself.
Like it or not, difficult times happen. No need to go around creating them. In the mean time, pursue contentment.
Anyway, how about you? What's on tap for you in '08? Feel free to share in the comments.


  1. I resolved not to make New Year’s resolutions many new years ago and haven’t broken that resolution yet. I don’t intend to start this year either. ;-)

    I will however add my philosophical thought for the year. Live life one day at a time and leave each of those days to their fullest. If you do you’re certain to live a full life.

  2. If you are looking for Epicurean pleasures and have not yet done the Wine Trail in the Charlottesville, VA area - try it out. Good photo opportunities in that beautiful countryside also. However, give the Virginians a little slack on thier wines - they are not Sonoma or Napa Valleys. It has not been long that they learned to grow more than sweet dessert wines in the Virginia soil.