Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Year’s Resolutions

I watch my daughter effortlessly type out text messages, Facebook entries, add photos and upload YouTube videos. They’re bright and chatty with nary a typo or misspeak. Me… I was schooled in the art of the carefully crafted letter. Letters require thought; after all, they can be kept on into the ages. My mother emphasized not only thinking before you speak, but thinking even harder before you write. And so it’s often a long time between my blog posts.

This year I resolve to do better. I may not be able to break the habit of thinking, writing and rewriting (and rewriting), but I’ll try to do it more often.