An Old Geezer Faces Another New Year

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By James L. Snyder

 Here we go again, tricked into thinking it is a New Year when there is absolutely nothing new about it. It is the same ole, same ole, Déjà vu all over again. The person who invented this "New Year" ought to be sued for defamation of characterization.

 I suppose everybody has their own definition of "new," but when I think of new I think of something that has not been before not the recycling of something old.

 I have seen more New Years than I can remember and have concluded that it is a misnomer. The one thing I have observed through the years is that every New Year I get older. What is up with that? If I could stop the New Year, could I stop getting older? I would like to try at least. If the New Year was actually new, I would get newer not older. This has brought me to a level of grumpiness that I'm not sure I can get over.

 I do remember those times when I celebrated the New Year and it was all because I had no idea what was going on. Things were not getting new, rather they were getting old. Perhaps the newness of the New Year was just the first day of January. I can go along with that.

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