In the blogs during 2016, I pretty much sat out the election with only an occasional reference to the ongoing character assassination and lack of meaningful discussions on some of the important issues.

Now that it’s over, I plan to still keep clear of the personality politics; but in the blogs of 2017, I would like to address a number of issues that have been on my mind

  • Global warming or luke warming
  • Pensions creating governmental bankruptcies
  • Needed alternative(s) to impeachment
  • School choice
  • The unworkable theory of the California Primary System
  • Foreign relations rethink
  • The only way to dump the Electoral College

Yes, I understand that politics enters into each of these discussions.  I will try to explore them as objectively as I can and reach conclusions where possible based on reason, rather than party platforms.

We’ll still keep up a steady flow of blogs on travel, business stuff, personal stories and current interests.

In the meantime, here’s my advice for the New Year:

Make Your Decisions Count

A new year is a time to get your options clear and to make a significant decision to do what it is that makes you really happy.  The real issue here is that you must take each day as a new opportunity to keep moving towards what you want.  Do not look at what will happen in a year but more what will you do each day, to move forward, to put into action knowing that each day wasted can never be found again.  Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time.

Make It More Than A Dream

Turn those dreams into a realistic plan where you are able to take steps even if it is only one action to keep your dream traveling forward and not stay stuck on the tracks with no power to the wheels.  Wheels of a train only can move with energy and that energy must be directed to the wheels.  And, just like a train, life moving forward needs your energy directed to life’s wheels.  Each revolution of the wheels, each revolution of your steps keeps the train and your life moving—do not waste energy.


H appiness depends upon your outlook on life.  Find the good in all situations.

A ttitude is just as important as ability.  Keep your attitude positive.

P assion find yours this year!  Do what you love and you will never work.

P ositive thoughts make everything easier.  Stay focused and stay positive.

Y ou are unique, with special gifts, use them.  Never forget you have talent.


N ew beginnings with a new year.

E nthusiasm a true secret of success.

W ishes may then turn into goals.


Y ears go by too quickly, enjoy them.  Wisdom from your elders, listen.

E nergy, may you have lots of it.  Take care of yourself.

A ppreciation of life, don’t take it for granted.  Live each day.

R elax, take the time to relax in this coming year.  Keep a balance in your life.


My Hope For You

In the coming year, may you find happiness and health so you can use your abilities to solve problems and challenges; and may you always have hope!  Never lose hope or your goals to keep you focused on your dreams and success.



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