By Mark Beardsley
The arrival of seed catalogs this week stirs a desire to plan my 2013 vegetable garden. This is an annual exercise, and given the little space I labor in, the plans are often quite elaborate.
Then spring arrives, I forget all about the plan and I stick stuff into the ground wherever it seems appropriate at the time. I’m good at planning, but not so skilled at actual execution.
It’s the same with New Year’s resolutions. There is every reason to use Dec. 31-Jan. 1 as a time to reflect over the status quo, to do some kind of cost-benefit analysis as the managers would say, to decide what ought to be changed or abandoned, and what new course of action is called for.