The New Year is upon us, and many people will be making resolutions.

I think I said this last year, but I'm not one of those people.

A lot of resolutions have admirable goals--quitting smoking, losing weight, eatiing more sensibly, getting into shape or being a better person. You get the idea.

But realistically, how many New Year's resolutions are kept?

Let's just say you resolve to lose weight. What happens if you don't get it done? Will you feel worse about yourself? Will you respect yourself in the morning?

The way I see it, anything worth doing can and should be done at any time, not just at the first of the year.

So as in past years, my New Year's resolution is to not make any resolutions.

I'm not delusional--there are things I could and probably should change, but I will take them up at the right time, just not on January 1.

Now go out and have a safe--and respectable--New Year.