You’re on the edge of a brand new year. After months of gloom and doom about the recession and the inevitable doldrums that arise after the holidays, take advantage of the chance to shake things up for 2011, recommend two staff writers for the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle. Top of their list to help meet the new year? Fly a plane. The writers talked to Jeff Soules of U.S. Aviation Group, which offers flight training at Denton Airport. They quote him as saying flying is “a freedom you can’t experience any other way.” Read the full story here.