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Another excellent read, Mr. Labash. Thank you! And I hope you and the Mrs. are feeling back to normal (or better).

Happy New Year to all! Fingers crossed that it’s better than the last two.

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Jan 2, 2022·edited Jan 2, 2022Liked by Matt Labash

Time stands still for no man. Your reflections on time makes all look back to look forward. Here is to hoping 2022 rings in the best that it may be.

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And thank you substack for the edit button...

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Jan 2, 2022·edited Jan 2, 2022Liked by Matt Labash

Happy New Year Matt!

I have a really good feeling about 2022 for all of us, here's hoping I am right ( and feel free to yell at me if it turns out I am not...lol)

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Dear Matt, I'm kinda new to this place but I enjoy what you write. Apparently so do many others. It's like being a school teacher - but you get to know that your 'students' like what you've brought to them right away. Good for you. Happy New Year.

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Enjoyed it, although this mild hangover is not nearly as restorative as you made it out to be. Oh well, will try again next year.

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Have a Happy New Year! I’ve so enjoyed your columns this year.

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Dec 31, 2021Liked by Matt Labash

I learned in recovery that New Years Eve is for amateurs. Pros know to stay safe to home. Cheers!

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Dec 31, 2021·edited Jan 1, 2022Liked by Matt Labash

Hey Matt... take it from someone who's blinked a time or two himself...ya' gotta' be kind of careful about that sort of thing. The next time you do it, you might just find a few more small beings hangin' around your digs, calling you strange names. Like Grandaddy or something.

Nothing like looking into some maniacally grinning faces of innocence eyeball to eyeball to make an up-'n-comin' codger like me realize the futility of riding that brake. But that's kind of liberating in a way...save all that effort for something else, like probably falling asleep before midnight tonight, an empty tumbler in hand, a wounded soldier on the shelf, and that damned ball dropping on the flickering screen quite happily unseen.

Best wishes to you and all for 2022! And, speaking of youth, to paraphrase a couple of lines that used to rock their way through my own, if you can't always get what you want, I hope you find - at least sometimes - you get what you need.

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Dec 31, 2021Liked by Matt Labash

Best to you and yours, Matt.

Longing for a peaceful year finally, for everyone in this little sub stack community. I have learned quite a bit from all who write things here and at TD page. But mostly patience with those whom I differ politically as you all certainly care so much.

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Happy New Year, Matt. Hope the worst of Covid is behind you and look forward to reading you in 2022.

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Dec 31, 2021Liked by Matt Labash

New Year’s Eve has a habit of showing up more quickly than the one before, as it’s been doing for 6+ decades in my experience. No need for a party to be reminded of yet another year. But still the opportunity to look forward with optimism that next year will be different. Let’s hope so.

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Dec 31, 2021·edited Dec 31, 2021Liked by Matt Labash

Most of us, myself included, just yell " Happy New Year ! " or email / text said sentiments to one another - IF we're not in a drunken stupor or buzzed ( ME ! ) on CBD / THC. I've been on NY Eve's in my home town when one could encounter 2, maybe 3 cars at maximum, & it was a fairly sizeable area, although hardly the equal of NYC or Atlanta. The area where I presently reside, rolls up the sidewalks at 9, so not A WHOLE LOT OF REVELRY, I plan on going to my nearby family - friendly dive bar down the street, maybe gnosching on some Buffalo wings & trashing my liver with some craft beer, then calling it a night, maybe catching some streaming.

Happy 2022 ! & FYI, January was named for Janus, the patron Roman god of doorways & passages in general, in the unlikely event that you didn't know.

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Dec 31, 2021Liked by Matt Labash

Merry New Year!

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