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It’s 2023…here’s how to keep those New Year’s resolutions (if you want)

It’s a new year. And let’s face it, you have some new year’s resolutions. (Why else are you reading this?) If you want to try and keep them, then I highly recommend that you read this:  How to make New … Continue reading

Forget resolutions and get healthier any time (My fitness and health links for March, 2021)

Forget resolutions: you can get healthier and fitter anytime. Heck, stop reading this and go touch your toes or head out for a walk. When you finish that you can check out these 20 links to help you with exercising … Continue reading

It’s the second week of January. You’ve broken your resolutions. Here’s some better ones for a pandemic

You’ve made resolutions to improve and already you’ve broken some of them. I get it: it’s hard to keep resolutions at the best of times, never mind during a pandemic.  It’s worse if you were hoping those resolutions were what … Continue reading


February is the best month to make resolutions

Why? Because as Austin Kleon points out, it is the shortest month. Even this year, when we have a leap year. It’s also a better month to go to the gym, because all the people who made resolutions have dropped … Continue reading

A good new year’s resolution: unsubscribing to mailing lists

Unsubscribing to mailing lists you no longer read or want is a good resolution to make and keep. Here’s why it’s a good idea: It doesn’t take long. It’s not something you have to do every day. It let’s you … Continue reading

Some links to support your new year’s resolutions

If you’ve decided to become more fit, work better, or be better generally, then consider these resources to support you as advance towards achieving your goals: Want to lose weight but hate diets? It’s arguable that you can lose weight … Continue reading

One way to keep your fitness New Year resolutions? Use the Pact app. Here’s how it works

If you have made a commitment to getting fit in 2015, that’s good. If you think you can manage it, that’s better. But if you think you might have troubles with it, then consider the Pact app. It works like … Continue reading

Whatever resolutions you have made, consider these guidelines from Tony Schwartz (via @99u)

If you’ve made resolutions and plan to stick to them, that’s good. What may help you stick with them is this article: A Master Plan for Taking Back Control of Your Life – 99U. Essentially it is a list of general … Continue reading

The best, easiest, and most effective New Year’s resolution to make (perfect for procrastinators, too) is

The best, easiest, and most effective New Year’s resolution to make (perfect for procrastinators, too) is this: I resolve to make a new resolution every week (or month, or quarter or season, or….you get the idea). It sounds like a … Continue reading

If you are reevaluating your career as a New Year’s Resolution….

…then you should read this: The Top Five Career Regrets – Daniel Gulati – Harvard Business Review. What’s the number one regret? I wish I hadn’t taken the job for the money.It’s a good article and one anyone looking at … Continue reading

My new year’s resolution in 2012 is to suck at things (and also excel)

This is an odd resolution in a number of ways. First of all, you might say, isn’t the point of resolutions to be better at life, not suck at it? And how can you suck and excel at the same … Continue reading

A great New Year’s Resolution: get cooking better meals

Anyone who doesn’t cook or feels their cooking is poor owes it to themselves to read this article: Sustainable Food – Three Recipes by Mark Bittman – It’s more a manifesto than an article, but it is very practical … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: change your room

This will be old hat to the pros who do this for a living, but for the rest of us,this post: Before & After(s): 1 Bedroom, 5 Different IKEA Makeovers | Apartment Therapy Chicago, really shows how changing a few … Continue reading

A good new year’s resolution: buy arts and crafts as gifts

If you are looking for resolutions beyond the usual one, why not try that one. You can get lots of gifts for $20 at 20×200, including this great print called Vogue May 2010:pg 70 (List of Contributors), by Lauren DiCioccio. It … Continue reading

your.flowingdata + twitter = a good way to help you track your New Year’s Resolutions

You’ve made your New Year’s Resolutions: now it’s time to track them. Well, if you are looking for a good way to track your new year’s resolutions and you already use twitter, I recommend you check out: your.flowingdata / Quick … Continue reading

On quitting smoking and other New Year’s Eve resolutions

The has a great piece on a writer who had struggled like many people to give up smoking. Anyone who has this resolution in mind for January 1 should read this: Hurry Up, It’s Time. Let me expand that … Continue reading

The Very Thought of You from Standard Time, Vol.3: The Resolution Of Romance — Wynton Marsalis

One of my all time favourite albums is this:  Standard Time, Vol.3: The Resolution Of Romance by Wynton Marsalis. One of my favourite songs from this album is this: Sublime.

Need motivation for your new year’s resolutions? Why not register for a marathon in Toronto?

Sure, it is in October, but 10 months may be just what you need. And even if you don’t, check out the web site for The GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon. I’ve run the race a few times. It’s well organized … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: to eat and cook better

If you want to eat better this year, and by better I mean not only in terms of quality, but in terms of simplifying your cooking and doing more with less, than you owe it to yourself to read this … Continue reading

A new year’s resolution…for your Mac

Come January 1, alot of people will resolve to lose their excess weight and get fit. And what is good for people is also good for …Macs! In this article, Ten ways to turn your Mac into a lean, mean, … Continue reading

What to eat in Toronto in 2008! Or a great new year resolution

I think I have the perfect new year resolution for people in Toronto: eat all of this food before 2009! Forget that dieting stuff, this is the year to Eat, Drink and be Daring (as the good folks as Toronto … Continue reading

On Dry January

Kudos to all of you succeeding this long into your dry January this year. I hope you are crushing it. If you are not, or if you are curious about this and want tips on how to do it well, … Continue reading

Great photos from NASA/ESA’s Hubble telescope and the ESA mission to the sun

While people are getting excited about the James Webb Space Telescope now it is in position to take photos, there is still some great work being done with other missions that NASA and ESA have on the go. Case in … Continue reading

Here’s 100 ways to improve your life by tweaking it slightly

I love this: 100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying | Life and style | The Guardian. While it’s great to tackle big resolutions in the new year, sometimes small changes are fine. Here’s a few of … Continue reading

Happy 2022!

Happy New Year! Maybe this year will be year we finally see the end of the pandemic! One of my resolutions this year is to do more with less. In that vein, I am going to share some of my … Continue reading

Great dumbbell exercises and other good things to get back in shape post holidays

If you are past Christmas feast you may be thinking of getting in shape as a New Year’s Resolution. If so, good for you. But you may need help. Here’s some links to do that. I am a big fan … Continue reading

It’s Monday. You have a difficult decision to make. Use this approach to make it

If you have a difficult decision to make, then the 5-minute ladder rule is a good way to approach it. Essentially the ladder rule allows you ” to climb, one rung at a time, to a resolution. For example, at … Continue reading

To lose weight is simple: eat 2000 calories daily and walk 10000 steps

It seems ridiculous to say that, but it really is simple (but not easy): eat 2000 calories daily and walk 10000 steps. To see what I mean, read these two articles: ‘The Good News About What’s Bad for You’ Junk … Continue reading

It’s February. A great month. Here’s why

I used to think February was a terrible month. In Canada it is one of the coldest and darkest parts of the year. By the time you get to this month, you’ve already been slogging through months of winter. The … Continue reading

January pandemic highlights and ramblings (a newsletter, in blog form, a month late)

Hey! How has your new year been? Mine has not started great: January was both tough and busy. I kept trying to get to this, but somehow never had the energy or the focus to write it. Now I have … Continue reading

On recording (why you should think about it differently, why you should resolve to do it)

Recording. Record. To me those words bring up images of black vinyl disks to play music. Records are great, but there is so much more to making a recording. A recording can be anything, on any media. All the photos … Continue reading

How complicated is the brain?

The brain is a complex organ. Even in something as small as a fruit fly (whose brains are mapped in the image above). Yet… Scientists from Google and the Janelia Research Campus in Virginia have published the largest high-resolution map … Continue reading


Talk it up! One of the best things you can for yourself is simple (and you can do it while brushing your teeth)

And what is it: Say nice things – to yourself It sounds ridiculous, and you may feel ridiculous if you try it. If so, consider this: you likely say terrible things to yourself all the time. “I can’t believe I did … Continue reading

Fifteen good links to help you manage your personal finances better

Lots of good stuff here, from how to save money on food, your kids, your transportation….and much more. From the New York Times, Vox, the Cut, and quite a few from a good site for this information called The Simple … Continue reading


C’mon, It’s Just 7 Days – a good challenge for next week

You either are keeping your New Year’s Resolutions (yay!) or you have shelved them. If the latter, cheer up. You don’t need to wait a year to resolve to be better. And you don’t need to necessarily make a big … Continue reading


Cinephilia & Beyond on the Blade Runner Souvenir Magazine

A visit to this page is a must for Blade Runner fans: Blade Runner Souvenir Magazine: A Fascinating Blast from the Past from the Heart of Ridley Scott’s Masterpiece • Cinephilia & Beyond. Pull quote: The Official Collector’s Edition Blade Runner … Continue reading


Some thoughts on my new Amazon Fire 7 8GB FireOS 7″ Tablet for $59 at

I saw this in Best Buy the other day, Amazon Fire 7 8GB FireOS 7″ Tablet With MediaTek MT8127 Quad-Core Processor – Black : Android Tablets – Best Buy Canada, and after reading some reviews and other articles (see below), I … Continue reading

Own the beauty of Vermeer

Or at least a high resolution image of Vermeer by going here: Download All 36 of Jan Vermeer’s Beautifully Rare Paintings (Most in Brilliant High Resolution) | Open Culture Open Culture has lots of great links, including at the bottom … Continue reading

How to get a Raspberry Pi working with a TV with composite/component input (as opposed to HDMI)

I had an old Raspberry Pi 1 Model A, with an HDMI port and a standard RCA composite video port for older displays and I also had an old Toshiba TV (pictured above) and I wanted to get them working … Continue reading

Is ‘Blue Monday’ a thing

According to Snopes (, it is not. As in, there is not a specific day that is the most depressing day of the year. That said, if you read carefully, you can see why people accept this notion. January can … Continue reading