I resolve not to participate in a presidential election all year.
No new tattoos.
I resolve not to purchase any new technology until I gain an understanding of the old technology.
I resolve to follow a low-carb, low-protein, low-salt, low-fat, nonadditive, high-fiber, all-natural, nonprocessed, locally grown, gluten-free, certified organic, noncaffeinated, multicolored, fortified, nutritious diet.
This year, I will watch less broadband, narrow-cast, issue-oriented, politically filtered "fair and balanced" infotainment, and continue to boycott "America Idol." (When I turn on the television, how come I feel played?)
No new piercings.
This year, I'm taking a vacation, just as soon as I land a job so that I have something from which to vacation.
No flu shots, even if they become available in my area.
This year, I resolve to purchase The New York Times at the local newsstand at least once a week to show solidarity with those of us who believe Frank Rich, Paul Krugman, Nicholas Kristof, Maureen Dowd, Gail Collins, Stanley Fish, David Brooks, Charles Blow, Thomas Friedman and Bob Herbert form a minion, and should never be forced to work for Arianna Huffington.
I resolve to send off that movie idea that's been tumbling around in my head: "Four Chanukahs."
I resolve not to get sick until the Democrats figure it out.
I resolve to remember that the right of another to hold, without intimidation, distortion, condescension, intolerance or provocation, a belief other than my own, is fundamental, and the American way - if, and only if, the belief is held, and not thrown wildly in my general direction.
And, as I do each year, I renew my resolution to judge each Woody Allen movie on a case-by-case basis.
Charles Kraus lives in Seattle. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.