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  1. 1. understand retirement benefits and plan for it
    2 people
  2. 2. Read every play Euripides wrote.
    1 person
  3. 3. learn how to roll my Rs
    327 people
  4. 4. Write/contact my senators and representative so often that they know who I am.
    1 person
  5. 5. make the first move...
    92 people
  6. 6. learn to play harmonica
    122 people
  7. 7. Own a cocktail-table vintage video game.
    1 person
  8. 8. Direct a play in a major city.
    1 person
  9. 9. Learn to play go
    159 people
  10. 10. Write and win a grant for a creative project.
    1 person
  11. 11. grow a herb garden
    93 people
  12. 12. go storm chasing
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    51 people
  13. 13. Attend BotCon and be a total nerd.
    1 person
  14. 14. Live near New York City
    1 person
  15. 15. get my passport
    394 people
  16. 16. learn Tai Chi
    1,131 people
  17. 17. hydrofoil between the Greek islands.
    1 person
  18. 18. march in a protest
    9 people
  19. 19. win a major playwriting award.
    1 person
  20. 20. Spend a weekend at an indoor water park resort.
    1 person
  21. 21. Go to Barcelona
    138 people
  22. 22. visit london
    931 people
  23. 23. Lose 20 pounds
    7,463 people
  24. 24. Self-publish my short work.
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    1 person
  25. 25. get legally married
    4 people
  26. 26. stay at a monastery
    2 people
  27. 27. learn to kayak
    401 people
  28. 28. launch my website
    97 people
  29. 29. buy a tailor-made suit
    2 people
  30. 30. Read The Creators by Daniel Boorstein.
    1 person
  31. 31. Get some of my creative non-fiction published.
    1 person
  32. 32. repair my credit
    114 people
  33. 33. See Stevie Wonder in concert.
    7 people
  34. 34. Host a night of cartoon screenings.
    1 person
  35. 35. make love during a thunderstorm
    11 people
Recent entries
Donate monthly to a food bank.

www.feedingamericawestmichigan.org. Easy to set up, and gratifying to do when more and more people need our help.

Get a tattoo

I planned out my tattoo for a long, long time, but actually getting the money together was daunting; also, there was a lot I didn’t know about the process, and I didn’t know where to get the answers. Online FAQ’s turned out to be very helpful (and told me to tip!) as were friends who steered me to a great place to get it done. I perused the work of the tattoo artists there, selected one whose work seemed closest to what I wanted, and talked with him. He was right on my vibe and a couple weeks later had a design I adored. My session was over three hours long and absolutely endurable (the last twenty minutes I was ready to be done, but it still wasn’t that bad). Now I’m permanently marked with a symbol rich with meaning for me.

cook more often
I'm officially doing this

I’m cooking about three times a week now. That’s up from the approximately “zero” times a week I was doing it before. We can thank Bon Apetit magazine, the procurement of good kitchen tools (still happening—does this ever stop?) and the expansion of my palate. I’m finding it comes down to treating myself with a little more respect. I’m worth a good meal, darn it. And I’m doing more and more of it.

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