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December 31, 2008

Merwin: Easy New Year's Resolution

By John Merwin & Joe Cermele

Fifteen degrees and snowing hard here in the North Country this morning, a very wintry New Year's Eve.

Today brings thoughts of New Year's resolutions, of course,  but I have to say I'm not big on resolutions I already know won't be kept. So instead of promising myself things like weight loss or more rigorous exercise in the new year ahead, here's my one resolution: Fish more, work less.

Sounds pretty good, huh? I have not yet figured out just how I'm going to make that work, but I'm going to try. It's not that fishing is necessarily so important, but, as the late John Voelker once said, that so many other things are equally unimportant and not nearly as much fun.

Don't party too hard tonight, folks, and drive safely. Happy New Year!

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from Cutthroat Stalker wrote 5 years 15 weeks ago

I don't know John, maybe you could do something where you combine your job and fishing - like, oh, say, maybe a fly fishing author. I hear they have it pretty good. ;-)Happy New Year!- scott c

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from Mel wrote 5 years 15 weeks ago

I like that resolution too! Now how can I make it work? I will have to sleep on it. Happy New year!

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from Douglas wrote 5 years 15 weeks ago

I am going to make that very same resolution! AND, I will help make it work by winning the limerick contest for the Florida fishing trip!Wishing you a healthy and happy new year,Another North Country dweller

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from Cutthroat Stalker wrote 5 years 15 weeks ago

I don't know John, maybe you could do something where you combine your job and fishing - like, oh, say, maybe a fly fishing author. I hear they have it pretty good. ;-)Happy New Year!- scott c

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from Mel wrote 5 years 15 weeks ago

I like that resolution too! Now how can I make it work? I will have to sleep on it. Happy New year!

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from Douglas wrote 5 years 15 weeks ago

I am going to make that very same resolution! AND, I will help make it work by winning the limerick contest for the Florida fishing trip!Wishing you a healthy and happy new year,Another North Country dweller

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