A New Year’s non-resolution
By Catherine Rogers
This New Year, people around Somerville won’t plunge into 2006 with rose-tinted visions of keeping resolutions.
Residents and workers this year are avoiding the traditional, paper-thin pledges like losing weight, quitting cigarettes and exercising in favor of broad commitments to their lives. But some skip conscious changes altogether and choose to accept life as it unfolds regardless of negative implications.
“At my age, just getting up in the morning the next day is fine,” said Tom DuRoss as he serviced an escalator at the Davis Square T station. DuRoss, 51, said that in 2006, he will look forward to retiring – in nine or 10 years.