This and ThatThe Internet is discussing plans for the New Year. We should all take that trip we’ve wanted, go back to school for that degree, have that family and send the kids off to college, ask the boss for that raise, write that novel, ask that certain lofty someone out to dinner, buy that car and dream house and start that vineyard. It’s all a lot of that, that, that, when this year is not even over yet.

This, this here and now, is still all around us, begging us not to plan it all away but to attack the list of that and make them all this. Here. And now.

Jody Brown is the author of Upside Down Kingdom, and is a multi-blogger, poet, and traveler. To learn more about her current writing projects, or for ways to donate toward their completion, see