New Year’s resolution

December 28, 2012

One of my favorite podcasts is NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, the topics on which are pretty self-explanatory.

Last week’s episode took up the issue of “stuff.” It’s amazing the things we keep that have no value — earthly or un- — to anyone, including the owner. Does anyone still need a college paper written 30 years ago? I blame my mother, a notorious pack rat. When she died we had to keep the apartment an extra month to go through all her her stuff. You’d think you were in a Costco’s for all the rolls of paper towels and cans of tuna fish. I understand, to a degree. That generation grew up during the Great Depression and never threw anything away.

(Warning: Some naughty words)

Which reminds me of all the stuff I have, especially the books. So one of my resolutions is to change the monthly baseball book Facebook friend give-away to weekly. “Like” the page to be eligible for the random drawing and tell your friends.



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