Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions

Article: Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions

What are your resolutions for 2012? Please, something other than “go to the gym” because, let’s not kid ourselves: we know that’s not going to happen. I recommend adding “regularly read SUNfiltered” to your resolution list. If still looking for an inspiration for resolutions, get inspired by this timely and brilliantly whimsical list of 33 new year’s resolutions set by folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1942 or as it should be called “life rules” because it’s a pretty good guideline for living a virtuous (yet fun) life, especially number 26: Dance better. Overall, there’s also a certain sense of prudence and levelheadedness to Guthrie’s goals that recalls this sensible to-do list written by Johnny Cash (My favorite: 2. Kiss June), which I blogged about here earlier.