Be Resolute


My New Year’s Resolution is to be Resolute.

I’m tired of every year having the same resolution; the same goals – lose weight, walk more, be kinder, yell less, pray more, write more. Every year, I do all these things, but then I falter. Something comes up. I fall back into old habits – like drinking soda before 10am.

This year has been a year and a half, and it’s finally over. I’ve talked about the deaths, and the bad, but it wasn’t all bad. Remembering the good is just as important, if not more important.


My charge to myself to be Resolute is in part political, part activism, part kindness, and part mercy, and through all of that, there is my faith and my writing that I want in the forefront of who I am.

Standing up and speaking out.

I don’t know if I’ll be more political, but I don’t see how I can’t be with what’s coming in the next twenty days, but I will let it go in honor of celebrating this first day of a new year; the first page of a new book, yet to be written.

I will be writing a lot about the first amendment and the press because I think those are the two things that will be most in jeopardy in the nest year.

My recommendation is to follow journalists, and if you read opinion pieces or opinion pundits, know that is what and who they are. Be informed.

Dan Rather

Ezra Klein

The Washington Post

Connie Schultz

Planned Parenthood- they are very active politically on many women’s issues

and Random Acts for good measure because we will need more kindness and random acts than ever before.