For a long time I eschewed New Year’s resolutions because to do them correctly, you have to take serious stock of yourself and be honest with yourself about what you want – or need – to change. You have to think not just of the things to change, but to think about how to change […]

The Long View

Let’s face it, any retrospective I try to write about 2009 is going to be full of my father’s illness and death. Anything else that happened in my life paled in comparison, and even when I think about other important things from the past year I think about them reflected in the light of that […]