January 1st. Today, most of us are thinking about the new year with some combination of trepidation and conscientious optimism. The time-honored tradition of the New Year's resolution, spoken through the stupor of champagne-infused enthusiasm will fade soon enough with the wilting of willpower (about January 18th for most people). And then we will all face the reality of having to do something more interesting, more valuable and more inspired. Something different.