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2011 | 2011

john-parker-oughton's picture
Dec.31.2010
1. In a blinding, road-to-Dasmacus kind of moment, people everywhere will realize that: a) celebrities are no more interesting than anyone else simply because they're famous b) the fact that they suffer from weight fluctuations, relationship problems, and addictions is not actually news. 2. Media...
anasuya-kesavan's picture
Dec.30.2010
When you are touching 40 and have the attitude that you have seen and done many a thing in the world, the thought of a new year resolution seems a complete waste of time. It is as if my brain is telling my mind - "Not again!" However, as I think more about it, yes, I do have something to...
meg-philip's picture
Dec.29.2010
As we approach the end of 2010; I reflect on all my achievements and smile broadly.  Some goals were achieved sooner rather than later and others have been postponed slightly.  But nonetheless, goals have been achieved and I am extremely proud of said achievements. Going forward, the obvious thing...
salvatore-buttaci's picture
Dec.29.2010
I have spent the last fifty years of my life jotting down a list of New Year’s Resolutions which I never follow beyond February.  As a result, this new year will find me resolute in my decision to break a senseless annual tradition.  I shall not make promises I cannot keep!It all started in my...
jt-ellison's picture
Dec.27.2010
Welcome AOL Readers! If you've just joined us from AOL, thank you for taking the time to check out my Red Room page. If you haven't read the piece on AOL, please take a moment and look it over. It is my wish for all of us in 2011.  I was inspired by the following quote by  Johann Wolfgang von...
talia-carner's picture
Dec.27.2010
My wish for the new year, the dawn of the second decade of the 21st century, is for women around the globe to progress significantly in both public and private arenas. On Dec. 10, the world observed Human Rights Day, commemorating the 1948 adoption by the U.N. General Assembly of the inalienable...
catherine-ryan-hyde's picture
Dec.27.2010
This is my New Year's wish: I'd like us all to be happier. This may initially strike you as bland, nonspecific and a bit sentimental. But bear with me, please. Granted, in part this wish displays my altruistic side. But the lion's share of it springs from my snarkier and more discouraged nature...
kate-clinton's picture
Dec.27.2010
At sunset every New Year's, we make a bonfire at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Mass. The crazy curve of the cape affords a disorienting western view of sunset over water. And it has always been my contention that Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod, is so far east, it is actually in a...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Dec.23.2010
I have some catching up to do on blog reading and hope to see what you’ve all been up to. In the meantime, I wanted to take a moment to send peaceful vibrations for a warm and wonderful Holiday season and a very Happy New Year. May 2011 be full of adventure, discovery, good health, and strength to...