January 1st, 2012
10:31 AM ET

Letters to the President #1077: 'Be it resolved!'

Reporter's Note: The new year has begun! The old letters persist!

Dear Mr. President,

Happy New Year! I trust you are recovering well from all the festivities of last night, and if not, well I hope the fun was worth it. Ha!

I don't know if you have a resolution in mind for this coming year, but I certainly do. I'm not particularly keen on this whole resolution business, but this year I believe I have hit upon a fine idea and I am excited about it.

I should first explain that in our family we usually talk more about a slogan for the coming year instead of a resolution. That should better explain where I am coming from when I tell you that my goal for 2012 is this: Less dreaming, more doing.

That's it.

I have reached an age (and you have too, for that matter) in which it is foolish to wait too much on future plans. Do it now, that's what I say. So this year, rather than sitting around imagining what I might do down the line, I intend to engage the world much more actively. It's the old "bird in the hand" approach to a degree, and I have great faith in it.

And considering that this could be the final year of your presidency (I'm not predicting, I'm just saying) it may be a notion that you can embrace too.

Either way, give me a call today if you can. It would be nice to start the year with a friendly chat, don't you think?


January 1st, 2012
03:09 AM ET

Video: How the Goblin captured Anderson

See how Anderson created the Times Square stunt with the cast and crew from "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" in this exclusive video. Plus, hear from the actor who plays Spider-Man, Matthew James Thomas, on what it was like to share the stage with Anderson for an afternoon.

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January 1st, 2012
01:03 AM ET

Video: Spider-Man rescues Anderson Cooper

The CNN New Year's Eve show was hijacked! The Green Goblin abducted Anderson Cooper from his spot with Kathy Griffin in Times Square. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man was around to save the night.

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