So far I’m keeping them. I have a few – but only two that I’ll make public.
The first was to be more well read. On a nightstand In the bedroom where my wife and I sleep when we stay with my father-in-law is a door stop of a biography of Charles Dickens. It seems to have gone out of print. For the last several years it has sat there giving me a Emile Zola-esque J’accuse. You see, I call myself a writer – but I’ve never read a word of Dickens.
So my goal was to spend the year reading a few Dicken’s novels. On Jan. 2 I picked up Oliver Twist from the library.
In a twist of it’s own, Dickens has helped me with my second public resolution – to get more sleep.
Chapter Four of Twist – where in the Beadle and the undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry, discuss where Mr. Sowerberry should take Oliver – is better than a cocktail or any pill in getting a 21st century guy to sleep.
Hope your resolutions are working out just as well.