The first one on my list is READ THE ENCYCLOPEDIA. Most people ask me, "What? Are you crazy?"
It was really fun for the first few months. I took notes on interesting subjects that started with "A," and I Amazed my family with my Astoundingly Accurate knowledge of Articles from Aardvarks to Alfalfa. Unfortunately, then I hit Algebra. Ouch.
But I'm still working on it, and though I don't think I'll finish reading the entire set of volumes in four years, I'm optimistic that I can do it in at least twenty. Maybe twenty-five years. Fifty, max.
Meanwhile, maybe you can help me solve for a.