Tag: New Year Resolution

A New Resolve to Not Resolve

I did not set a New Year’s resolution for 2017.  In fact, I slipped into the first of January as if it were any other day.  Last year, however, it was a different story.  I was going to write that memoir, exercise and eat healthy, read through the Bible in a year, clean my house on a schedule, etc. etc.   These were very lofty goals and I even did some of them.  In contemplating my year, I’ve come to understand that the lack of discipline and consistency prevented me from maintaining these new...

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Frozen Feet

On New Year’s Day my friend Sue and I went back and forth about whether we felt like going to the Mummers’ Parade. (If you aren’t familiar with this event, it is a 116-year-old tradition involving approximately 10,000 people, dancing and/or playing instruments, while wearing wildly elaborate costumes—truly a unique piece of Philadelphia culture.) My husband and I live very close to the old parade route, close enough that we used to hear string band music inside our house throughout New Year’s...

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