good wishes

  • build a large, tiled bathroom including Jacuzzi, double-head shower, and room for a treadmill
  • write a thank-you letter to someone who influenced me
  • live in Australia and see kangaroos
  • be an apprentice to an old-fashioned rope-maker
  • be able to dress for work in sweats
  • employ a butler
  • visit the Desert Museum-a living museum-outside Tucson, Arizona
  • build a room of my own
  • cook pasta that's perfectly al dente
  • catch a marlin
  • live to see the discovery of other life forms in the universe
  • explore West Africa
  • witness the caribou migration to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • buy a really expensive bottle of champagne to drink on New Year's Eve

The Wish List is a quirky and inspirational to-do list meant to plant seeds for new experiences and goals.