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New Year’s Resolutions for Other People

If I write no other posts during a calendar year (and I write very few) there’s always this one, in which helpfully help others make New Year’s Resolutions. You’re welcome! To: Shampoo & Conditioner Package Designers  There are lots of big words on these bottles relating to ingredients like ADZUKA BEANS and benefits like VOLUMIZING. […]

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New Year’s Resolutions For Other People, 2018

Hey, it’s me again with my annual list of helpful suggestions. You’re welcome! Grand Central Station: Get more clocks. There should be clocks everyone because the only two things you need to know when you’re there is your track number and what time it is. Currently there’s that yee olde clocke on the info kiosk (charming but analog […]

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New Year’s Resolutions For Other People 2017

This is an annual thing that’s a cross between complaining and wanting everyone to be slightly or significantly better human beings. Some of them are duplicates from last January because, it has become obvious, many people are not paying attention. To the people who share cars with me. Stop leaving this kind of thing in the car: […]

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new year’s resolutions for other people, 2016

It’s a ritual of mine to helpfully help people and machines select vows to better themselves. You’re welcome! To my husband: stop reading the newspaper aloud while I am trying to read it to myself, silently. He never really finishes his sentences so it is received as a whole bunch of mystery outbursts. This is what he […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Other People 2015

Yesterday, I heard a tale about a mother who called her children on Jan. 1 with New Year’s greetings, along with helpful suggestions for resolutions for their consideration. This was meant to be the punchline of a joke about meddling moms. But I have been known to draft resolutions for others to adopt. For their sake but […]

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Things That Many People Like That I Don’t Really Like All That Much

While I’m making lists (see New Year’s Resolutions for Other People) here’s another one. New Year’s Eve—Falls into the category of Holidays We Hate Old black and white movies—Why, when there are so many new ones in color? The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—Yes, it’s in color but I still don’t like it and I couldn’t figure […]

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New Year’s Resolutions For Me This Time 2017

It’s only fair that I share my list, now that I’ve posted my mostly annual New Year’s Resolutions For Others. Choose Kindness. Because it is always a choice. Judge less. Write more. There is beauty everywhere. Find it. Read poetry. It pretty much explains everything. Keep working on these things. Lest this start to sound […]

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new year’s resolutions for others

to the makers of bagged salad greens: skip the dark “oak” leaves, which spoil quickly and leave the rest of the mix smelling murky and bad. to people who live in my house: stop leaving your dirty dishes in the sink. to my dog: stop all of that excessive and noisy grooming at night, it’s […]

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Self-service

Standing in line to not have someone help you. That’s what I feel like, Shop Rite and American Airlines, at your self-service check-outs and kiosks. Why call it service at all, why not just “self” as there is no service now is there? I am also looking at you clunky SAAS platforms that Time Inc. […]