On a Bridge to 2018

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The time has come for the annual rite of transition of passing from one year to the next. The changeover from 2017 to 2018.

For each of us, 2017 brought us trials and joys – tribulations and elations – agonies and thrills. After all, that’s what life entails. We are human – so the tendency of dwelling on the negatives seems much easier than focusing or even recognizing the positives.

I’m not sure what 2018 will bring to this blog – my little corner of the world. Two milestones are approaching: 300,000 visits (probably this or the next post) and 2,000 posts (about a dozen to go). I know I still have more to say, but I’ve also seen many of my loyal visitors stop blogging – and I’m not up to rebuilding. I would like to do one more blog musical, more beach walks, and more about the intersection of science and religion, but time will tell. Posts about Iceland are almost ready.

Let us raise our glass for a toast.

To the goodness of the WordPress community …

May 2018 helps us see the oneness of humanity.

May 2018 shine the light on kindness and generosity.

May 2018 bestow a positive understanding of others.

May 2018 bring good health and happiness.

Salute! Yamas! Proost! Skål! Sei gesund! A la votre! Şerefe! Gān bēi! Terviseks! Kippis! Salut! Cheers! … .and I hope you select a version of the grand song (plus let me know your choice).

My personal choice for this post.

For those desiring a touch of the pipes with beautiful scenery.

For those desiring a rock legend for the song.

For those wanting to sing along with the crowd

40 thoughts on “On a Bridge to 2018

  1. Thanks for the edifying write-in and the soulful music. I have enjoyed those reflective walks on the beach of yours, Frank. May there be more of it in the coming year. Here is wishing you another rewarding year ahead, cheers…

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    • Raja,
      Thank you for the kind words. Did you read the last couple beach walks? The series is done, well … at least until I return to the beach for more thoughts. After all, I want to keep the series authentic. Wishing you many good blessings for 2018.

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  2. Wonderful that you have provided us with such a wealth of entertainment.. And Thank you for those well wishes Frank.. WIshing you a Very Happy New Year and Beyond, May you be blessed in an abundance of Health, Happiness, Love, Peace ❤ 😀

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  3. HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRANK! I enjoyed every Auld Lang Syne here! The beauty of each of us doing a New Years post is we get 2 cheers each! CHEERS! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
    Sincere best wishes for 2018 & always – Resa ❤

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  4. Kerry,
    Happy New Year to you … and hey hey hey … a congrats on the good year for your Nittney Lions.

    No doubt, blogging is full of ups and downs. I wonder about the average lifespan of blogs. In totality, probably less than a year … those that go beyond that probably decreases over time. I’m approaching 10 years in August, so I would like to at least continue till then. Milestone post #2000 is much closer, so (health willing) I anticipate hitting it either January or February.

    I worked hard to build a readers – especially regulars – but so many have moved away from blogging, and that’s OK …. but I seem to be more interested in writing and posting than I do in building a following. Oh well … meanwhile, I’m carrying on.


  5. This morning I raised a coffee cup toast to your inspiring New Year’s list of ways to find goodness in the world. May AFA sail past all its 2018 milestones and be back a year from now to guide us into 2019!

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    • Tim,
      Happy New Year to you and yours. Thanks for the kind words and continual support. My plan is to hit the milestones listed … even hope I make it to year 10 (which would be late August) … after that … well, time will tell.


  6. I’m definitely looking forward to what you’ll share in 2018. I was glad to see 2017 go, quite frankly, but I’m feeling more optimistic about 2018. I have no idea why, since many of the same concerns from the previous year are still sticking around, but it’s nice to feel hopeful. 🙂 Happy New Year to you!!


  7. Let’s make 2018 the best year ever … it all begins with us. I know I’m going to go out and be a part of the AMA (American Heart Association) campaign of knitting or crocheting red preemie baby hats and distributing them to intensive care units where baby with severe heart conditions are. One act of kindness can create a ripple of good. Blessings to you and your for 2108
    Martini Cheers …!!! 🍸🍸

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