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Chris Oliveira

Timely, as we prepare for another new year and think about resolutions or goals, or words for the year. From where I sit, you lead a very full life. I think two things I would change are to see people I love more often and to spend more time outdoors, loving nature. Those are the things I will most regret leaving when I go.


The end of the year was incredibly hectic and chaotic. I realized it was Christmas morning and I had missed most of it. I vowed to not let that happen again and keep more mindfulness of my time and how I want to spend it.

jeanette sclar

Annie Dillard said it wonderfully: "How we spend our days is how we spend our lives." This subject has weighed on my mind for more than a decade, resulting in my first decision: Spend as little time cleaning as possible...put it off till I can't put it off any longer; in this way I will have spent the least possible time doing something odious. However, when the dirt becomes intolerable, then I get to enjoy the results of my efforts. As for the rest of my list, I'll have to get back to you after I do the floors.


Annie Dillard and Mary Oliver, as well:
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
I love thinking of my life as wild and precious! For my part, I will try to settle down and simply live where I am, instead of always looking for another better place/house/town/state/country. So much energy spent on the search, I will use here. Now. Thanks for provoking thought!

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