Happy New Year!
I’m not much of a New Year’s resolution kind of guy. This may be because I’m an incrementalist, one who picks modest, achievable goals. No point in a grand resolution like losing weight or exercising, either of which would be abandoned by February, leaving the rest of the year for me to feel like a failure.
So I pick entertainment or cultural goals I can accomplish. In ’07, I vowed to watch all the James Bond movies, and did, and also to watch the last nine American Film Institute Top 100 movies I hadn’t seen, which I also did.
For ’08: I plan to read “Moby Dick.” It’s past time I read what may be America’s greatest novel — especially since I’ve owned a copy since 1998.
Any unusual goals or resolutions, past or present, you’d care to share?