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[This revisits and extends our post #005…]

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While driving up the ramp

to the “Interstate” of your daily life,

Consider these 3 principles side by side:

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(1) Good routine is useful and efficient.

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(2) Sometimes it really doesn’t have to be done that way.

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(3) Cutting back or cutting out is often wise and sometimes brilliant.

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–more words from a true creature of habit.

…….[For them use the DOOR]

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[MORE]

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   Let me expand #2 a bit. I have accepted and use a smart phone (my actual “use” I won’t comment on). Reasons? (1) Now if I actually need someone in a hurry, I can push 2 or 3 buttons and get their automatic “Leave a message” recording. (2) I can possibly help the howling loan payment watchdogs track down “Ashheap” (name slightly changed), who must have had my cell number before I added it to my life. (3) I can add a few more steps to the “Stride Counter” around my wrist as I get out of bed and go to the living room to plug in my phone for recharging because I forgot. There are other reasons, but that’s enough.

   I’ve made a big sartorial adjustment. I’ve nearly always wore bluejeans, unless I have to go somewhere and talk about something I’m very unsure about. Or, perhaps for the funeral of a member of someone from a “pre-millennial” (no religious implication) generation. I was happy in jeans. Now I made a big move to cargo pants–black ones. This was really tough. Reasons: (1) right side pocket for the cell phone, (2) left side pocket for the billfold (now sitting in a car is more comfortable), (3) coins in a round, expandable leather pouch in the right rear pocket, (4) keys in the right front pocket (not shooting coins all over when I pull them out). Any why black? (5) They don’t show coffee stains.

   It works, and I’m slowly adjusting to the modern world…and my newer life circumstances.

   I can get used to it.

   One dilemma ahead, however: Wranglers now makes decent jeans with cargo pockets. Is this right? Am I secure enough to attempt another change?

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      [Excerpts from Post #005 appear below the line.]

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One of these [principles]may strike a bell as to what you should do next. Choose wisely…sometimes it really helps to hear–or see–from someone else what you already know. You aren’t alone if you visit here. Thank you for choosing wisely [to visit]. Enough. –JKII That’s me (or “I,” in a fusty moment.) ["fusty"? Look it up.]