There are 8 written responses to this assignment.
January 1, 2003. As the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Persian Gulf War, I understand the seriousness of the United States going to war with Iraq. I resolve to do all research necessary, regardless of the President’s opinion, to determine if Iraq has developed weapons of mass destruction before moving forward.
I will consider names given to potential major educational disruptions a bit more carefully for clarity and aural appeal.
Dave Cormier who came up with MOOCs for Massive Open Online Courses.
I will promote association of my name with a program only after the website works.
Barrack Obama who happily adopted ObamaCare
I will be a bit more original in naming my children.
Kanye West on naming his daughter, North West
New Year, New Me… This year I resolve to cut back on my drinking. -John Bonham
not this year
i intend to write no longer in small letters
my muse of mine
will mount my words on elephants and giraffes
balloons floating into the stars
and maybe even satellites crashing on the moon
SO THAT MY POEMS WILL BE LARGER THAN LIFE
and in either case
you can forget punctuation
for i’m saving that one for next
I, Richard Nixon, president of the USA, do resolve for 1972:
to run an honest campaign for reelection
to obtain a peace with honor in Vietnam
to show my Quaker heritage in loving my enemies and speaking honestly and plainly
to serve as President, if reelected, for a full second term
to have only honest men and women advise me and serve in my cabinet and as Vice President
to leave a legacy of peace, freedom, racial harmony, and prosperity
to keep my government open, transparent, and free from improper influence.
I will do these things, yes I will.
On January 1, 1912, Robert Falcon Scott, South Pole Explorer, records in his journal that his resolution is to beat Roald Amundsen to the South Pole and claim it for England. “I’ll return triumphant,” he writes. On January 17, 1912, Scott and his party reach the Pole only to discover that Amundsen had beaten them and claimed the glory for Norway.
On the return trip, Scott and his four companions died of cold and starvation.
stillickkin øøn dü øøn dwø øøn thrëën,
sësøme strëët not før ådults
jüüste føør the kîddîëës.
Anne Boleyn – “Lose weight!”
Tim Berniers-Lee – “Stop messing about with theoretical network models and get back to science”
Ludwig Wittgenstein – “Publish!”
Andrew Ng – “Put opened13 dates in diary and book travel to Utah”
The Woman who lives in the flat underneath mine – “start having more lie-ins”