It's time to think about what should receive particular focus from each of us during 2010. Here are my New Year's resolutions for Classical Coins:
1) To add new coin listings to my online stores more frequently:
2) To make no further attempts toward dialogue with anticollecting zealots. It has now become abundantly clear that such ideologues are not open to reasoned discussion, and that no possibility of any cooperative settlement exists.
They will presumably continue their misguided, unrealistic campaign against private collecting, seeking imposition of drastic restrictive measures on international trade in ancient coins and other artifacts - which they naively imagine will miraculously safeguard archaeological sites from looters - regardless of real and very serious injustices such measures would inflict upon private collectors and upon the ancient and honorable science of numismatics. "The end justifies the means."
Further discussions on this subject will now take place where perhaps they can accomplish something useful: in court and in the halls of legislatures.
3) To make use of time I had been wasting in such dialogue attempts to make improvements to the educational and numismatic content of the Classical Coins website.