- I will endeavor to convince the English to stop spelling "orangutan" with a hyphen.
- I will use the indefinite article "an" before all words beginning with the letter "h."
- I will never end a sentence with a preposition.
- I will lose ten pounds by exhaling twice as often as I inhale.
- I will always tip exactly fifteen percent of the bill (before taxes).
- I will learn to sign my name with my left hand.
Several years ago I resolved to double my weight, and then lose it all, in the course of the year. I didn't succeed. I am much more sanguine this time.