Every year, I resolve to not make New Year’s resolutions. And then (after seeing the word "resolution” a few hundred times) the thought creeps in, "Well, isn’t there something I would like to change?”
So I gave up and came up with one resolution this year: write more blog entries. Related to this, I’m starting a topic called "verisimilitudes”. This topic will consist of beliefs that were held at various points in time (and sounded plausible), but were later shown to be false. This was inspired by Bill Bryson, who covers a number of these in his book, "At Home” (a review of which is forthcoming).