There is something so uniquely human about New Year's resolutions. I love them because they are so full of the optimism of humans. That we believe there is always hope and always a way we can grow and learn and do something new, and better. The Wall Street Journal article of December 30, 2010 "Cultural Resolutions" states that 2011 is the year of the rabbit in the Chinese calendar. This signifies that 2011, among other things, is "conducive to artistic pursuits". Yay! I'll take that as the year of the artist, and run with it. The article has 57 artists, from all different disciplines, resolving to do everything from "drink more whiskey" to "looking for the meaning of art", and just about everything else in between. I have lots of resolutions too. From the sublime (be a kinder human being), to the ridiculous (clean out that attic for once and for all). In some very important way resolutions do guide and help me to manifest growth, so I make them, and accomplish some of them, too!