Mark Twain’s Thoughts for Today

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New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever. We shall also reflect pleasantly upon how we did the same old thing last year about this time.
-Mark Twain, 1863

We can either start off this year like every other year, or we can get off our butts and make it happen. Your choice?

Site Note: This marks the 1-year anniversary of Randy’s Random (in this format, at least!) This is the 328th post.

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