To Resolve or Not to Resolve, That is the Question

by Jim Mulligan

In doing the research for my article last month about tamales, I was quite surprised that some form of tamale has been cooked and eaten for about ten-thousand years. On the flip side, it is interesting sometimes how new some traditions can be; for example, the use of the color blue for boys and pink for girls is less than one-hundred years old. We humans are quite good at carrying on traditions, even if they evolve over the years. As the new year rang in – Is it really 2022? – I wondered about the tradition of making resolutions for the new year.