Promises, Promises

Promises can seem like an awful thing, if you really think about it.  Author Paul Coelho wrote, “In the first place, you shouldn’t believe in promises… Those who make promises they don’t keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises.”  Harsh words, when you consider one of the first things we typically believe early in life, are the words told to us.  Is it wrong to retain some belief in the promises made […]

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I hereby promise…

Holy crap.  January is nearly over and time is slipping through my fingers faster than ever before.  January is almost done and February is already on the horizon, which is scary.  But, it also means that the dreaded Resolution Season will soon come to a close and no one is happier than me to kick it out the door on its unexercised gluteus maximus.  For half a century now (yes, I am that old and loving it, BTW) I’ve watched […]

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Promises, promises

“How do you keep an idiot in suspense?”  That’s the way the old joke goes.  And ends.  Nothing else.  Just a question asked. And never answered. Sometimes, I feel like the butt of that joke.  I’d say epitome, but when it happens I don’t feel like an epitome.  I feel like the large, rather embarrassed looking backside of a baboon.  “Never make a promise you cannot keep”.  Didn’t Thumper’s mother give that advice?  I know I’m a big fan of […]

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