As I scrambled to come up with New Year’s resolutions that did not involve watching more television shows, napping, or eating more food, I referred to folk singer and activist Woody Guthrie’s 1943 New Year’s resolutions for inspiration. Take a look …
Here we are in 2019 and lots of Guthrie’s resolutions still apply today. I am really disappointed that we aren’t all making more modern resolutions like this for 2019.
- Buy a new flying car.
- Visit alternate universe 6X74WQR.
- Do more time travel.
The Jetsons lied to us all. Fake Cartoon! Regardless, here I am looking at Guthrie’s 1943 list and I’m thinking it is a mighty fine list. Let’s take a closer look.
I’m totally down with numbers 1 through 23, as long as I can make the following substitutions.
- ‘Shower’ for ‘bath’ in #5.
- ‘Some thoughts’ for ‘a song’ in #8.
- ‘Some’ for ‘lots’ in #13.
I’m going to have to pass on #24 through #26.
I’ll be happy to put #27 down, twice, and with an exclamation point. Is that maybe Daddy Fred Trump’s stick figure being pummeled by Woody Guthrie’s stick figure after #27? It is well known that they did not like each other.
Maybe Trump is not the fascist that Guthrie was resolving to fight, but we certainly have a fascist named Trump to fight today in the USA.
I will pass on #28 through #30 since I don’t have a mother and father alive or a friend named Pete. Also, #31 is somewhat all inclusive when it comes to love.
I’m inclined to respectfully change #32 to Keep An Open Mind.
#33 is perfect just as it is written.
My key words for 2019 are Bold, New & Different for me personally and my business. I don’t know what they will mean for this blog. Hope you follow and we’ll all see together as 2019 unfolds. I’m as much in the dark as you are.