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New Year’s Hopes: 2010 Edition

Welcome to 2010; I hope 2009 didn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth. For some of you, I’m hoping that reading my New Year’s Hopes has become a something of a tradition for you. And as usual, I will pretend that my readership is growing and explain why these are Hopes. They’re basically like […]

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New Year’s Hopes: 2009 Edition

Welcome everyone to 2009, which has come into this world with constant messages of optimism. There are a lot of people who could use some of that right now, and I will do my best to put some out there as well. This topic has turned into an annual event, but I’ll recap in case […]

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New Year’s Hopes: 2008 Edition

Just like last year, I have another set of hopes. I call them hopes instead of resolutions because I feel that that term almost has inherent failure by tradition. Besides, it’s not a whole-hearted resolution; just a plan. How did I do on the one from last year?Exercise More. I could’ve picked up a book […]

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To Prove I’m just as dumb as everyone else…

Last year’s hopesHow did that turn out?Study More: In a way. As school work goes, I’m studying smarter, not harder.Practice More: Definitely. I feel way better about how much I’ve improved my tuba-ing this year. Though apparently I was still one card too short of a deck of cards. But I’ll blame that on Mr. […]

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Resolutions, Schmesolutions

I could “scrooge” the time-honored tradition of New Year’s Resolutions, but I know other can more effectively ridicule the process (mr. castles), and I don’t think it’s a bad idea on the whole, if perhaps inaccurately named.Encarta Dictionary Tools says that a resolution is “determination: firmness of mind or purpose”. Now, we all know that […]