I originally started writing this 4 years ago, in 2010. In the intervening years a lot has happened, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandyhook shooting, earthquakes, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes … there never seems to be a shortage of tragedy in the world. I liked my start so I am going to post it as it links to one of the best rants about something near and dear to my heart, STUPID DRIVERS. In that respect, I have not changed one iota. I’m going to create a calendar of blog ideas and see if I can get off my duff and actually blog about life and art. It’s a test … let’s see how I do.

January 26th, 2010 – Ask 100 people “What matters most…” and you will likely get 100 different answers. There will be themes: family, love, money, success, God, but most likely all slightly different. I’ve been all over the place with this my first blog of the new decade. For some reason I’d put all this “importance” over this blog and unwittingly given myself writer’s block and I began to worry. Why, I’m not sure since I’m convinced that no one besides my best friend and her computer-loving cat, Emma Bean, actually reads this blog. But I did begin to sweat. To keep me honest, I’m sharing my 1 New Year’s resolution: to write at least 1 blog entry each month in 2010. -EPIC FAIL

A few days ago I thought of writing about Haiti and why it seems we only reveal the “better angels of our nature” in the face of unspeakable tragedy. Then (thanks to my friend, The Sessionista, who so eloquently wrote about it) I thought to write about stupid drivers in metro Seattle, a topic that can escalate my BP like no other (read The Sessionista’s blog here). Last night I’d nearly decided to write about Teflon and ethics. I know what you’re thinking … Teflon is a non-stick surface. It is, but it can also be a descriptor for someone to whom nothing sticks. I mean nothing. Not bad deeds, not ethics, not morals, not emotions, not conscience, nothing. Then I thought, “Who am I to judge someone?” What makes me think I know best? and then it hit me, “I’m a blogger.” I’m supposed to take stands, spout opinions, and make judgments, right?

Get ready for a roller coaster ride of my opinions.

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