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In lieu of destined-to-fail resolutions I like to try new things in the new year. It seems fitting. So today I picked up one of the strange packages at the Publix counter where the Japanese man who makes them all day every day assured me it would be very good. Yes, I am the one person in America who has not tried sushi. WAS the one person in America.

What a way to start the new year! I chose California roll with brown rice. There was (artificial) crab meat, cucumber, avocado, seaweed and heaven. The green sauce (wasabi?) was bracing and I loved the slivers of ginger.

Okay, is this a better way to start the year than flagellating myself for things I never really intend to do? Finding new sushi restaurants I can do. Maybe that is as close to a resolution as I can get.

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I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. No one tells me what to do, not even myself. I kinda figured a lot of you feel that way, too, so here is my out-of-the-blue resolution: No more politics on this blog. If I have thoughts that won’t be held in, I’ll create a separate blog. This country is more divided on political matters than I’ve ever seen it, but so many of us are in sync in more ways than we aren’t. That’s what is blog has always been about, with a few diversions on the soap box. The soap box is going.

What brought this about? An unnamed best selling author invited me to be a friend on Facebook (soft promotion they all do). I have not read any of her books, but she is considered a Southern writer, and I do gravitate to Southern writers, so assumed I would enjoy her “friendly banter,” and maybe pick up a few writing tips. Lately though, her page has become a litany of political videos and rantings (with a chorus of admirers offering amens). What this writer showed me is that politics is a poor PR business model, and so is throwing your web friends under the bus for their views by implication. I promise to try hard to not do that. Let’s see if I can. YOU are worth it.

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