On the last day of the year, as one is thinking of the year gone by and preparing to embrace the next, are there any words less festive than, "You need a root canal." Knowing the first weeks of the 2013 will involve repeated dental appointments, I am loathe to make a single resolution. I mean really, why bother?
It puts me in mind of a quote from one of my favorite authors, S.J. Perelman: "Every twelve years I drop whatever I am doing and allow wild horses to drag me to the dentist."