Saturday, January 01, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!

I glanced back at the resolutions I published last year and, typical, I didn't do so well.  One of them I take up again--to finish plowing through Josephus.

I want to make some different kinds of goals this year.  First, not to get so freakishly behind as I have been these last six months.  I've been unbelievably late on everything and unable to catch up on anything.  In the next week I will at long last finish off several albatrosses around my neck and around those who have waited on me.

So going forward:
1. I'm getting old.  I shouldn't plan to write more than 6 pages a week of anything, tops.  That means not taking on any more writing assignments till I've finished my current plate and then only moving forward slowly.  By the end of the year, I would like to have finished another scholarly book, or be close.  Thus far I really only have one book that falls in that category, Cosmology and Eschatology in Hebrews.

2. I should read at least 30 pages a week of something a bit more scholarly.

That's about all I'm sharing.  Anyone else have resolutions?


Angie Van De Merwe said...

YES! I want to do a regular exercise program again, and leave the weight to "nature".
I want to finish the books I begin and write about them on my blog.
I want to be a great grand-parent (better than I am now)...
I want to learn to listen to what others are really saying, instead of jumping in "half-cocked".
I want to be more methodical in my approach to just about everything...

That is enough to accomplish for the rest of my life...seeing that I'm over mid-point of my 50's.... Hopefully, that doesn't discourage me from attempting more than I can think at this point!

FrGregACCA said...

Let's try this again:

Some scholarly recommendations:

"Being as Communion" - John Zizioulas

The late J. Pelikan's magnum opus on the history of the Christian tradition, especially Volumes I and II.

Ken Schenck said...

Zizioulas is definitely on my bucket list... but so so many are...

Hope you are well.