…although many of us who work on an academic calendar view this as more of a half-way point than a beginning of anything, a topic on which I’ve ranted more than enough over the years.

Despite my strange way of looking at the calendar, many people in the Western world still celebrate this transition by making resolutions and setting goals for themselves in the coming year.

Not me.

Certainly I have plenty of opportunities for improvement, but I’ve always viewed change as an ongoing process, one that begins at the point you acknowledge the need, regardless of the date.

Of course some of my alterations will be visible here, on Twitter, and in other places I hang out on the web, just because I can’t imagine not doing it that way.

But whatever changes you may be considering this year, open or not, academic or otherwise, may 2011 bring you mostly good ones.