Lots of people roll their

1/3/08 — Lots of people roll their eyes at New Year’s resolutions, but I’m not one of them. I find the process of reviewing last year and making commitments to the coming year very helpful.

For me it’s not just a matter of giving up some bad habit — mochas? — or vowing to start a good one — floss every day without fail. Instead, I try to look at it in terms of the roles I play in life. I am more than a writer and a speaker. I am also a husband, a father, a son, a brother, and a friend, a runner, a rock climber, a mountaineer, a skier, a mountain biker, a bass player. I think of myself as a learner, too, and a person obligated to contribute to the world in some way. All of these roles deserve reflection, and specific resolutions.

Which is exactly what I’m going to go do right now. Well, after I fix myself a mocha . . .