"Well, congratulations, you bozo," I can hear you saying, "you've just rediscovered the New Year's resolution!" Perhaps so. But I prefer to call them my goals for 1996, since most of them reflect specific accomplishments rather than a resolution to change some aspect of my behavior.
Anyways, however you choose to define it, I've set forth this list of my goals for the coming year. Some of them are modest, others will require a fair amount of effort and sacrifice. All of them are things I've been planning to do for some time now, and that I now feel I have the time, money, and/or will to accomplish in the next year.
I haven't made a list of goals for 1997. '96 was, in many ways, a year in which I needed goals. I don't feel the same now. I think I have a clearer idea of who I am and what I want to do with my life than I did a year ago, and I can more sincerely "live" the objectives in my life rather than set them out as a list of conditions to be fulfilled.
Anyhow, for what it may be worth now, the original list of goals follows. You can click on each one to see a report on how the goal was fulfilled, or not fulfilled, or changed.