A recipe for recommendations

I can’t part with the Winter 2013 issues of Lapham’s Quarterly.

I bought it in New York and after a recommendation from a stranger. My wife and I had dinner plans but we were early. We found a dive bar and it was happy hour. We sat at the bar and ordered a drink. I plopped Teju Cole’s Open City down and took a sip of my drink.

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Choosing My Own Adventure

I loved reading Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid.

You arrive in a world that’s familiar and foreign. Every couple of pages, you’d encounter a fork in the road. You decided the direction not the outcome. Some directions led to death. Others led to heroic feats. But it was your choice.

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Finding the time

I must find the time to organize my week.

My three-month goals are set. I drafted a personal mission statement. I’m building routines. But I keep forgetting to plan out my week and it’s a missed opportunity.

I’ve got notes, receipts and to-dos to process. They mount with every week that passes.

I want to be more productive. I want to get more stuff done well so I can enjoy my free time.

This week, I will find make the time.