Two quick efficiency moves this morning

Did two things in the last twenty-four hours that I hope helps me reclaim more time.

  • Removed all the games from my computer. I don’t even like free cell, and yet I’ve played it several times this week.
  • Started using the Hipster PDA again. (Previously, it was “my research” mr “my sermon file”.) That is, a bundle of 3×5 index cards clipped together to take notes and organize thoughts. After spending about $500 for two PDAs — one lost, one stolen — and a keyboard, I’ve come to re-appreciate the power of index cards. Takes me back to my history major roots, too. There’s a whole movement-ette geared to using the HPDA, too. Lots of good ideas if you don’t let it get too precious. I kinda lump it into the practical folk-knowledge — like knowing how to buy a good melon and tying proper knots — that a lot of people don’t get anymore. (Long-time readers of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship Good News have a right to snicker since I wrote an article a few years back glowing about the usefulness of the PDA.)

Saying more would be inefficient.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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