Someone once described New Year’s resolutions as “a to-do list for the first week of January”. That would certainly be true for me — so much so that it’s been a long time since I even thought of compiling one, and several incarnations since I stuck to one for more than a month.

I’m always amazed — and impressed — when folk who are not naive go to the trouble of composing a numbered list of resolutions and then proceed to publish their “notes to self”.

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