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Wade Heath Mapping out goals as we enter a new year

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  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 8:14 am on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    99er Posts: 119

    Humor is a good enuff reason for me.

  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:06 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2866

    Thanks for your philosophies Wade. One does not have to be an old timer to have philosphies. Unlike Mr. Barrow, I take into consideration what people have to say from all ages and walks of life.

  • Walter Chang posted at 3:01 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1191

    "on topic"



  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 12:36 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    Like others I also refrain from making any kind of "resolutions" just because the calendar changes from one year to the next. As of midnight December 31, 2012 (or would that be early morning January 1, 2013?) the only thing that changes is the date - just as it does every day at that same time.

    However, ever since most of us have been very young there's something mystical that still has others taking stock of their lives – there’s nothing wrong with that. But if we make the same list each year and never succeed, what is the true value?

    As I've gotten longer in the tooth I now forgo waiting for the replay of the ball dropping in Times Square simply because staying up so late doesn't make much sense to me. January 1st means very little now because parades have lost their delight (too bad I can't pick up the Mummers from Philly) and most college football games mean very little to me as well. So I usually just enjoy the day which is usually spent with my dogs, family and friends.

    As for Mr. Heath - a young man still in his twenties - I can remember when I thought as he did. And for those in his age group his thoughts on resolutions might be worthwhile. Since he publishes his picture with his columns, it's quite easy to see that the majority of his life is still in front of him; hopefully his life experiences down the road will add to the wisdom he's already garnered. My only advice would be to rely less on his word processor's spell checker (it doesn't always differentiate between "there" and "their") and to take the time to manually proof-read his offerings. And for another’s post below, some might be confused as to how many women he might be married to at one time, so my advice would also apply. But take it or leave it.

    I enjoy Wade’s column most of the time and am happy to let him know when I agree; but as he also knows when we differ I don't hold much back.

    So Happy New Year Wade! And best of luck in 2013.

    And it would appear that we’re finally “on topic.”

  • robert maurer posted at 12:05 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 488

    Oops! My analogy should have read "life is like a c... sandwich; we either eat it or we starve."

  • robert maurer posted at 11:04 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 488

    I would like to take a moment to say that I understand and agree with the first 6 comments and realize that life is life and has great and rewarding times,but can also be a rotten sandwich,which we have to eat or die. I personally never personally make new years resolutions; I simply try to keep what is good in my life and change the things which are not year round to minimize how much of that rotten sandwich I have to eat.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 10:08 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    I'll get on topic and elaborate on my original statement. I don't care about Wade's life philosophies. I've been married to the same women most of my life, raised children to adulthood and buried many friends and family I don't need any advice from the child philosopher maybe Wade did a good job writing for the high school paper but I see no evidence from his previous contributions that gives him enough respectability to give life advice. What I do care about is that he and LNS feel that he has something to contribute and it is for this reason that I responded to his article.

    Drift on Bobcatbob "all those that wander are not lost. "

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 5:47 pm on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    I know of no one who loves paradoxical thinking. That's weird. But to each his/her own . . .

    I suppose we've not yet been "on topic." Maybe I should click on "Report" link for every comment offered so far. Nah! Let's just let it drift along for awhile.

  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 2:50 pm on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    99er Posts: 119

    Your very through and It seems to have worked out for You gratzola. One of the happiest places to be is while 'working on a goal'

    But I won't do it. I would much rather drift and drifting seems to have worked out pretty good so far. Which goes to prove there are many 'right ways' to live life.

    I have enjoy Your column and I hope You continue.

    PS.......... I love paradox and I care less than Eric

  • Eric Barrow posted at 10:57 am on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    I guess that would make you wrong

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 10:24 am on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    I would think that if someone seriously and truly did not care about something, they would refrain from announcing so; they would simply ignore what they claim to care so little about instead of attempting to begin a debate. A paradox, no? Yes!

  • Eric Barrow posted at 6:46 am on Thu, Jan 31, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    I seriously don’t care.


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