Redeeming the Time of 2009

The services, and parties are winding down. It’s time to get ready for the new year.

I went over to do some dusting of my coffee table.

There it was, my newly found bottle.  OK, I am not into idolatry, but what if…

So I rubbed it again, and puff!  There she was again, my yard genie!


“So what I  can grant you as you prepare for 2009?” She wistfully chimed.


“How about more time?” I quickly responded.


Placing her hands on my shoulder, she shared that is one wish she cannot grant.

She first reminded me of Elizabeth’s I, famous time quote

“All my possessions for a moment of time.”

She went on to recite the following quotes:

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you” from Carl Sandburg.
“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves “by Maria Edgeworth.
I reflected for a moment, and my thoughts were dominated by two big ideas.
  • The speed of change continues at an unrelenting pace.

  • The future is filled with uncertainty.

Dickens’ time quote echoes in my head?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”



How will you make 2009 the best of times?

I will be profiling ideas, folks, and institutions setting big goals in 2009.

I need your input to help me set some priorities.

Click here to see the big 2009 challenges

as I see them, and provide your input or additional options.


United and  networked, we will not only survive,we can thrive!