Like the picture to the right here I like to be aspirational. So I am hoping that this New Year is better than last year. I think the key thing is to avoid panic and to just get a little bit done every day. After all Africa wasn't victorious in its struggle for liberation in a day. The other thing is that I am thinking I should be looking for parallel and alternative routes for getting recognition for my ideas. I am not exactly sure how to do that, but if anybody reading this (again I like to be aspirational) has any suggestions please let me know. My first thoughts are that both new tactics and new targets are needed. Entering unlocked rooms is always easier than trying to assault iron walls with your bare head. Of course finding those unlocked doors is the hard part. There don't seem to be any maps available marking out where they lie. But, just because the only door that comes into my vision first is the locked drawbridge across from a moat filled with piranhas doesn't mean that there are not easier entrances I just have not noticed. I just need to find the doors. Consider this open thread on possible doors of opportunity.