Acid Heroes

December 30, 2014

2014 the year that was

Filed under: Backwords from Ace — Ace Backwords @ 8:55 pm
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Here’s to the new year, same as the old year.

Thinking about the year that was, 2014.  I rate all my years.  On a scale of 1-to-10 I give 2014 a 3-and-a-half.  Nothing really bad happened.  Nothing really good happened.  Just kind of a treading-water year for me.

And kind of a schitzo year.  I spent the first 6 months living by myself in a big, 3-bedroom suburban-style house in relative comfort.  And the second 6 months homeless, sleeping in the Berkeley hill with my feral cats.  Neither situation had much of an effect on my happiness or unhappiness one way or the other.

I felt a chronic emptiness and melancholy for much of the year.  And these weird, psychologically-heavy recurring nightmares.  Which is why I down-graded the year.  I demand at least 47% more happiness in 2015.

Creatively, I wrote a bunch of great blogs in 2014.  And some time next month I should get my 100,000th page-view on my website.   Which is sort of a milestone, I guess.  But I thought at this point of my artistic career (so-called) I’d be getting a series of immortal books published.  What happened to all my publishers?  Fuck.

I made 4 New Resolutions last year.  Only one of which I kept.  I did manage to quit smoking for an entire years.  And, according to my calculations, I saved my self $2,555.  Give or take a few bucks.  My second resolution was to lose 30 pounds (only lost 20).  My third resolution was to get a grip on my drinking (next question).  My fourth resolution was to get back to daily yoga meditation.  Which I utterly failed at.

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And if my life wasn’t crappy enough, the state of America just seems like a nightmare these days.  Every day the headlines in the news seems like some perverse competiton:  TOP THIS HORRIFIC STORY.  It’s shocking to me how far this country has fallen in just 40 years.

So yeah.  I give 2014 a 3-and-a-half.  Luck to all for a bitchin’ 2015.













  1. Always good to read your work. I hope you’re well ! the book Candide talks about this being the best of all possible worlds. Even when crazy horrible stuff happens

    Comment by Richard List — December 30, 2014 @ 10:51 pm | Reply

    • If this is the realm of karma, we all had it coming…

      Comment by Jon — December 30, 2014 @ 11:52 pm | Reply

  2. 2015… Tell you know who to have an unhappy new year. I hope you are well especially those wonderful, wonderful cats. I tread water for a lot of my life. Survival, hopefulness. Love your writings

    Comment by Richard List — January 1, 2015 @ 8:52 am | Reply

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