January 2, 2007
So much for my New Year’s resolutions. In an attempt to silence the din of tinnitus, I thought I would try avoiding chocolate for a year. Hah! No sooner was the resolution firmly made than the free chocolate began to show up. Friends appeared, proffering bits of sweet darkness wrapped in glowing foil, shrink-wrapped paper plates materialized, loaded to the gunwales and beyond with buttery, sugary fudge, and of course the last of the Christmas cookies were discovered tucked away in the back of the fridge. So it goes, and my ears and I are ringing in the New Year.