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mindmapThinking About 2012

Today is the day for resolutions -- turning over a new leaf in the big book of life. 2011 was a good year, so I don't think any radical redirection is needed. Nailed-down plans are a little boring at this stage in my life, so I want to leave lots of room for discovery and surprises. My "resolutions" below are more like the opening remarks in a conversation. I could tinker with this all day, but better to actually start moving forward.

Engaging and sharing

Entertainments

  • Rework THE UNDERGROUND ATHLETIC CLUB as a direct-to-ebook novel. No use keeping a two-year project gathering dust in a file drawer.
  • Sharing strategies for TRIBE OF THE BREAKAWAY BEADS and PASSION AND PERIL.
  • I really want to do some video/animation and some more radio, but (other than my Drum and Bugle Corps project), that path isn't clear.
  • More meditations on living with art. My review showed me that I got a good start this year, though the writing is pretty thin. I started building up my contents page, which is a baby step.
  • Blog -- needs to be reinvented, with a clearer public purpose.
  • More "Dot and Dash" cartoons?

Collections

  • More inventorying... finish Asia, tackle beads

 

Exploration and capacity-building

  • Photography: get back to honing my skills
  • Drawing/cartooning: practice
  • Writing exercises... maybe combine with blogging.
  • Need to be more organized about social networking among new people (Google+)
  • Continue reading and discussion program with Pat
  • Continue digging into family history -- to find the stories

 

Infrastructure and work-flow

(This category is usually driven by circumstances. All systems are running pretty smoothly at the moment.)

  • Continue using Toodledo for project management

 

Deep energizing

  • Travel! Jim! Friends and family!
  • Self-care: the usual... recalibrate the diet and exercise regimen so I don't feel like a sloth

 

Jan 1, 2012