Nothing changes on New Year’s but the date, and that only because of arbitrary accommodation of astronomy to Roman festivals, politics and bureaucratic convenience. But no matter; arbitrary or not, it’s a good occasion for us to make some changes. A time for self-centering.
I welcome the new responsibilities that accrue with age, and commit myself to trying to fulfill them. [Here’s] …what I will try to do in the next five years. And maybe longer, but let’s just take things one lustrum (5-year period) at a time. (2016.4.3)
4. If any person shall have called another “fox,” he shall be sentenced to 3 shillings. …