Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Year end

Occasional Paper 2 - Auspicious New Year

This new year 2011 starts auspiciously good for me. I started a project many years ago when my grandchildren were still young, but failed to implement it at that time. Now that my grandkids are grown and growing fast (two grand-daughters, for instance, are getting married this year), I decided to resurrect it.
It is an alphabetical listing of what I call the ABC to Enlightenment, gems of thoughts I gathered along the way and generally guidelines on how to be successful in life. It is alphabetical from A to Z and I have already emailed the first two, A for Action and B for Beauty.

With the help of my daughter-in-law, we send them one at a time weekly on pdf form so everybody can download them in their computer if they want. Concurrently, I send my children a monthly email of what I call Internet Harvest, things that I think will be helpful to them in their busy lives. My first email sent last month was about New Year's Resolution.

Literary Output - My five haiku were published in the January 2011 issue of World Haiku Review. One got Haiku of Merit, one Honorable Mention, one Third Place, and two First Places! I am deeply honored and humbled that for the first time, one of my first placers garnered the highly elusive but coveted honor of being selected The Editor’s Choice!

Here’s the winning piece.

year end
thinking of what ifs
and what might have beens

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