As we transition from one year to the next, resolutions for the betterment of all are made with all the sincerity and conviction we can find. They are pledged and soon forgotten, it seems, and doing so makes us feel bad about having made them in the first place.
This year, however, let’s pledge to keep this resolution: a cleaner America in 2015.
No more discarded mattresses and other dilapidated furniture, trash bags and other unsightly debris along our highways and byways, and especially our country roads. Let us recycle whatever we can in order to protect our environment not only now but for generations to come.
That should be a New Year’s resolution we all should aspire to keep.
Helmuth Haug lives in Kearney with his wife of 25 years, Suzanne. They have five adult children between them. Haug retired in 2009 from sales and sales management work. He moved here from Evansville, Ind. A native of Germany, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1976-1977. He is passionate about the impression he wants visitors to get of the Kansas City area and this country.