Musings For The New Year

On my journey through life I have come to believe that there are only three things humans have any modicum of control over. I use the mnemonic AIR to remember them.





What we pay attention to is under our control. What our intention is is under our control. And how we react or respond to things outside of our control…is under our control.

And of course, when two or more people have the same intention, are paying attention to the same thing, and are controlling their reactions or responses, that just makes The Actions that comes from those three things more powerful.

So, within the context of politics and blogging….what are your intentions for the new year? What are your intentions? What will you be paying attention to? And how will you respond to both the defeats and the victories of the coming, brand new, year?


Or to put it more prosaically, what are the goals for The Left, Docudharma and yourself as a blogger that you are envisioning for the next year?

Please share your thoughts, so that the rest of us can join with you….and vice versa!


“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company …a church …a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.

The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes. Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.”

  – Zig Ziglar


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  2. “Life (or pitching) is 90% mental, the other half is physical”.  

    It appears I have two options, the bottom or the top.  At this point, starting at the bottom, i.e., involvement in grass roots organizations, working to elect better representatives, etc. still are not appealing to me.  Maybe because I’m a big picture kind of person.  I’ve seen the dragon, and it needs it head cut off.  So my intentions are to slay the dragon.  

    • Heather on December 26, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    “The truth is too big to fail. Justice is too big to fail. Peace is too big to fail.”

    Whatever action it takes, at any given minute, to trade the current “too big too fails” with these three.

    I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of it. lol

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