1. Oh Magic 8-ball, will 2011 be as awesome as 2010?

    And Melodye, maybe I can ask you something, too – what was that site that inspired you (and then me) to choose a word for 2010? And 2009? I want to do it again, but need inspiration! Because JOY worked out perfectly for me! And in 2009, it turned out I had to live on HOPE alone, so I need to be careful with what I choose.

    • Re: The Word for 2011


      (LOL, that’s Toby’s contribution you see above.)

      Thanks for sharing your one-word mantra with us. I’m grateful for all the ways you demonstrate it–and the generous spirit in which you share it.

  2. Thank you once again for giving us your time (and the Magic 8-Ball’s time) my friend. Last year’s prediction regarding whether or not my mother would find a good job came very true. šŸ™‚

    Looking forward to getting to sit down to lunch with you again soon!!!

    Okay… Oh Powerful and Knowing Magic 8-Ball… will this be the year I finally get something written and published as I’ve been meaning to do for so long? šŸ™‚

    • Oh yay! I’m always happy to hear good news, and that’s a very happy development, indeed!

      Magic 8-Ball says: AS I SEE IT YES.

      Melodye says: I agree with M8B’s point of view. And I’m really looking forward to catching up with you over lunch. Let’s make it *soon*.

    • Magic 8-Ball says: YES DEFINITELY.

      Melodye says: Cleanliness is next to godliness, or so I’ve told. Here’s to reaching that heavenly threshold in the new year. =:)

      • I am concentrating now: O please magic 8 ball am I going to finish the translation-revision of my book in 2011?

        Thanks, I hope you have a wonderful new year ( feliz aƱo nuevo!)

        • Magic 8-Ball says: SIGNS POINT TO YES.

          Melodye says: Yay! The Magic 8-Ball rewarded your concentration. Sounds like 2011 is going to be a very exciting year for you! šŸ™‚

          Feliz AƱo Nuevo!

    • Magic 8-Ball says: YOU MAY RELY ON IT.

      Melodye Says: Ooooh, sounds like there’s an exciting relationship in your future! Or maybe it’s someone you already know… šŸ™‚

      PS So glad to see you hear again! Why, though, does your user name have a strike-through?

  3. Oh wise and wondrous Magic 8-Ball, I beseech you to be kinder to me than you were last year to answer my question with gentle wisdomDon’t make me go back to the Oracle at Delphi,

    Will that certain matter, you know the one, unfold successfully this year?

  4. I am late, O wondrous 8-ball, and have not been as respectful as necessary. Nonetheless, will you deign to answer…

    …are my heart-held 2011 ambitions are realistic?

      • No worries…

        …the Magic 9-Ball is forever at your beck and call. Especially since you’re appropriately reverential. ;D

        Magic 8-Ball says: YES.

        Melodye says: Well now–you can’t get more definitive than that! šŸ˜‰

        Happy New Year!!!

        • Re: No worries…

          Hooray!!!!! Double hooray, especially since I’d say that last year’s predictions were dead-on.

          Happy New Year to you, Melodye. I’m really touched by your continued showing-up process and your well-chosen, heartfelt words. I hope you get to witness your own amazingness this year!

  5. Anonymous

    I’ve really enjoyed some of Anne Lamott’s essays; she’s someone I often think about, when I think about writing (and also when I think about faith and complicated relations to faith). What’s her twitter handle?

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