A new year seems to come with some letting go. It is not just the last year that has gone away, but some things that were accumulated in it. There are physical things, like the shirt that didn't fit or the last small pile of leaves that didn't make it out. There are mental things like a foot in mouth comment or other regrets. Things that are better left behind as a new year of possibilities begins. 

Somehow the beginning of retirement feels a little like a new year only much more has been accumulated and there is a lot to discard. Lou and Mrs. Plaht confront some of it this week in "Downscaling". There is enough here for an episode # 2 so stay tuned for a follow up sometime this year, maybe. Happy New Year!

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