Tues, 06 27, 2017

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail And how To Succeed In Goal Setting

Three weeks into the New Year and here I am typing up my first post of the year! For some writers, an absolute no-no! Unheard of. Three weeks without writing a single sentence???  Especially at the start of a new year when you should be motivated, inspired, energized, all that good stuff.  No wonder why new year’s resolutions fail!

Hold on – I can explain.

 Oh Cape Town you are a gem indeed. I had no idea what was in store for my visit to this beautiful place but I was pleasantly surprised. Cape Town turned out to be an amazing island paradise. Surrounded by beautiful oceans and white sands, I was immediately in awe. Not to mention the beautiful people and the African hospitality was unparalleled. I highly recommend that if you are traveling to South Africa make Cape Town a stop it is a place you have to see to believe.

The Obamas announced one of their first major projects as private citizens after leaving the White House: The Obama Presidential Center.

The center will be based on the south side of Chicago, and will have projects throughout the city, country and the world. The center will also be home to their foundation, The Obama Foundation.  More than a library or museum, the center will be a living, working center for citizenship.


There is a painting called Intent off the main lobby of Chicago's Union League Club, which I like a great deal. It's by Rene Romero Schuler, and it features a solitary, partially attenuated figure silhouetted against a mottled ivory background.  I've seen it several times, and it usually reminds me of Giacometti--the painted wall fragments from his legendary studio at Rue Hippolyte-Mandron or even Tall Figure and Walking Man.  But an unfortunate incident during my most recent three-day stay at ULC turned Schuler’s large square canvas into a symbol of race relations and a reminder of the uncertainties facing America during the presidency of Donald J. Trump.  

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