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Q08

Is there something (a person, a cause, an idea) that you want to investigate more fully in 2011?

I'd like to learn more about my family history, and to see whether my grandma is lying about us being related to Winston Churchill, or if my Nan lied about the relation to Cherie Blair.

Acting on a previous commitment to involve myself with Minnesota Foodshare.

I'd like to investigate getting myself a partner-perhaps a husband?

Buddhism.  Statstics.  Karate.  Herman Hesse.

I would like to learn more about distributed energy generation - getting away from centralized power plants and adding local solar, wind, and biomass generators at homes and in neighborhoods. I would think there is someway to make these more economical and they seem more enivronmentally friendly solutions.

I would like to learn more about the art of short stories. I'm inspired by Chekhov and can recognise his talent but can't break it down to conventions that I can recognise. If I understand it, I can reproduce it in my own work.

I want to invest more time in my family and in learning about my heritage. I also want to learn about mountaineering and winter outing safety. I want to finish 2011 having summitted a mountain. I still believe whole-heartedly in the lost art of exploration.

I would like to be able to figure out my religious beliefs. I identify myself as Catholic, but I don't believe in a lot of their ideals. I need to be able to figure out the perfect religion for me. I also want to help out with the LGBT movement. Right now I'm supportive, but I don't do much to show my support.

I definitely want to investigate the kind of planning and income it would take to quit my day job and fully transition into self-employment.

The art of meditation. I think it would be infinitely beneficial to me but for some reason I'm afraid I won't be able to handle it.

I want to travel to India. I have so many preconceived romantic notions about the country. I want to get a true sense of the culture, rather than continue my fascination with no real foundation.

Last year I promised to get to know my father better. I would still like to work on that. While I have been successful in developing more of a personal relationship with him, one not mediated by my mother, there remains a lot that I would like to learn.

My husband. We've been married for 35 years, and I feel as if I've taken him for granted for so long. He is a good and decent man. I just realized that the respect I feel for him is something not every wife gets to feel for her husband. I'd like to get to know him all over again. I'm still glad I chose him.

I think the Tea Party movement is going to have an increasingly dangerous effect on our nation. I want to know more about what's going on in our country, politically, and determine ways that we can combat this movement towards extreme conservatism. For a progressive, it's all very disconcerting.

I've always wanted to be more grown-up about my money, and now that I'm in my mid-20's I really need to make efforts to be secure for my future, since I'll likely only be able to rely on myself. Even though I've learned *about* financial planning, I've never learned enough to actively do it, and that's something I want to do in the next year.

I'm really interested in religion right now. My own and in general all religions. I have some family history that I'm investigating that has really opened me up to looking at the role religion has and hasn't played in my life and lineage.

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