Okay, so I’m starting the New Year by looking backwards. Life just got so hectic in the last two months that I forgot November’s roundup completely. What with the holidays, shopping, dealing with family issues, visiting family, planning ahead, and just plain being out of the house, I didn’t have enough time to write all the posts I had in mind.
Back when I was working full time, this end of the holidays felt like something of a let-down. No more days off to look forward to. No more parties at work. No sleeping late or just having the time to sit by the fire and read.
Now, I enjoy the new year’s beginning because, as Susanne said yesterday, it is filled with possibilities. Where you put your energy is where things will happen. Be grateful for everything you have, remember that happiness is a choice, and be careful what you wish for.
And now the time has arrived already for the two-month collection of posts. Here’s the roundup of November-December 2018 Posts:
Roundup of November-December 2019 Posts
- An Unusual Woodland Discovery — Aline
Boston and History
- Boston’s Angel Host: A Divine Collection — Aline
- The Cutler Majestic: A Gilded Renovation – Aline
- Boston’s Doors: The BPL’s Bronze Portals — Aline
Business and Technology
- Job Search: New Rules for Salary Discussion – Susanne
- Six Marketing Lessons from Nazaré’s Monster Waves — Aline
- The Two Faces of Social Media – Susanne
- Best Engineering Jobs Now and in the Future – Aline
- Marijuana as a Workplace Challenge — Aline
Culture and Current Events
- Are Elites Made or Born? — Aline
- Election Day: Vote as if Your Life Depends on It – Aline
- News Media and Meaning: The Slap-Your-Hand Award – Aline
- On My Mind: December 2018 — Susanne
Family and Friends
- The Real Gifts of Christmas — Susanne
Food and Cooking
- Susanne’s Greatest Christmas Posts — Susanne
Movies and TV
- Review of Five Pre-Holiday Movies – Aline
- Aquaman: High Tide at the Box Office — Aline
- Mortal Engines: a Grand Disappointment — Aline
- This Christmas Put in Some Angel Time — Aline
- Shiny Object Syndrome: A Disease of Distraction — Susanne
Read or Not, Here Comes 2019!
Every New Year’s celebration is the triumph of hope over experience. We know things can be better, and we hope they will, if only people will listen to their better selves. In the long run, fear, anger, intolerance, rage and hatred will get us nowhere. If only so many people weren’t so eager to embrace them right now.
Let’s try to be the change we want in the world—for better and not for worse.