Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Resolutions

I usually don't make New Year's Resolutions because they don't last but a week. I will try harder this year:

1. Don't blog about Iraq every day. Anything I say has been said by much greater minds and in much better prose. Furthermore, anything I say doesn't change the powers that be one iota.

2. Lose weight.

3. Write more poetry (the dry grizzle of rust is causing the words to grind.)

4. Lose weight.

5. Consider supporting John Edwards for Presidency. At least get on his current program at
We all must take responsibility and take action now to:
Provide moral leadership in the world

Strengthen our middle class and end poverty

Guarantee universal health care for every American

Lead the fight against global warming

Get America and other countries off our addiction to oil
He may be a malpractice lawyer at heart, but the above sort of summarizes the way I look at things (if you include getting the hell out of Iraq as providing moral leadership).

6. Lose weight

7. Work on mathematics. Work on science.

8. Lose weight.

9. Do more NYT crossword puzzles (keeps the mind spry)

10. Lose weight.

And this is what my friend thinks about it:


Minor Ripper said...

I think Edwards is great but I just don't know what has changed since 2004 except that he is two years older. The more I think about the Dems in 2008, the more I think the nomination is Al Gore's to lose: he was robbed in 2000, has been consistently right on Iraq (unlike Hillary), and will not have a problem with either cash or name recognition... I wrote a story on this at

Minor Ripper said...

Dr. C, thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog, I, too have added a link to your site up on mine...Happy New Year!