Hindu New Year is April 15 this year, so I’m a little early.  But here are my resolutions:

• Stop talking back to the TV, even (and especially) when Dr. Phil is on.

• Better yet, walk out of the room when Dr. Phil is on.

• Make a more concerted effort to get together with friends, past and present.

• Take some damn lessons finally so I can play some golf without losing a half-dozen balls.

• Pick up the camera now and again, walk around town and shoot, then have some lunch.  It might make me feel like an artist.

• Make a meaningful contribution to NPR.

• Lose 12 pounds in 2012 as a prelude to losing another 13 pounds in 2013.  The idea is to stay healthy, so as to fully enjoy and engage in what our world has to offer.

• Fix that creaking floor next to the closet.  They say that every time you eliminate one of life’s little annoyances, an angel gets its wings.

• Devote more time to good books and cut my losses with bad books.  I have a tendency to slog through bad books as if there were some kind of prize at the end.

• I will give my wife more kisses than last year.

• I will vote for Obama no matter what I think of his accomplishments or lack of them, because I know the alternatives are worse and I cannot be slave to principle.

• Whenever I write a new post for this blog, I resolve to consider: will someone enjoy reading this?  And then I will go ahead and post it anyway.

As Yoko said, let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear.

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One Response to Resolutions

  1. Bruce says:

    Happy new year, Craig! I like your resolutions and wish you success with them. I don’t have a very good track record with resolutions myself, though I always enjoy making lists.

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