I’m not much for making New Year’s resolutions. I figure if you want to do better, why wait for an arbitrary date to set a goal? Perhaps that’s why a whopping 91 percent of such resolutions are not accomplished. I prefer to look back and examine the year that was. What went right? What might I do better? Most importantly, what effigy might best represent the previous 12 months so that we might burn it at midnight on New Year’s Eve at our annual Año Viejo celebration? This year, Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine weighed heavily on the world. Atrocities, suffering, inflation, recession, you name it. So, I thought it was high time for some poetic justice (if only symbolic). Putin will be getting a taste of his own medicine. How are you planning to welcome 2023? If you don’t have plans, feel free to swing by. And, if you’re the resolution-making type, I hope one involves patronizing a donut shop more frequently (perhaps accompanied by yours truly... hint, hint).