The eternal challenge to get things done is related poignantly in your letter on
January 29, and brings to mind the 7 wonders of the world that enable people to
cope. There are 2 more wonders of humanity that deserve notice, and possibly
another on the way that enables a culture of knowledge, as set out in a letter
I am sharing your important message, particularly with folks in technology
working to solve the dilemma you pose, and to some in education who recognize
that our young people need a culture of knowledge to meet the challenge of a new
> "Buck, Pam" wrote:
> This is soooo cute & soooo true!! Dunno about you guys but this is ME all
> over!! Now you know what I REALLY get done on my off days.
> > have recently been diagnosed with AAADD - Age Activated Attention Deficit
> > Disorder. This is how it goes...
> > I decide to clean off the front porch. I start to the porch and notice mail
> > on the desk that needs to be taken down to the Post Office. OK, I'm going to
> > the Post Office...
> > BUT FIRST I'm going to go through the mail that was delivered. I lay the
> > car keys down on desk. After discarding the junk mail, I notice the trash
> > can is full. OK, I'll just put the bills on my desk...
> > BUT FIRST I'll take the trash out. But since I'm going to be near the
> > mailbox, I'll address a few bills... Yes, now where is the checkbook?
> > Oops.. there's only one check left. Where did I put the extra checks? Oh,
> > there is my empty coffee cup from last night on my desk. I'm going to look
> > for those checks...
> > BUT FIRST I need to put the cup back in the kitchen. I start to head for
> > the kitchen and look out at my patio, notice the flowers need a drink of
> > water because of the extreme heat. I put the cup on the counter and there's
> > my extra pair of glasses on the kitchen counter. What are they doing here?
> > I'll just put them away...
> > BUT FIRST I need to water those plants. I head for the door and...
> > Aaaagh! Someone left the TV remote in the wrong spot. Okay, I'll put the
> > remote away and water the plants on my patio...
> > BUT FIRST I need to find those checks. END OF DAY: The porch has not been
> > cleaned, bills are still unpaid, cup still on the counter, checkbook still
> > has only one check left, lost my car keys...
> > And, when I try to figure out how come nothing got done today, I'm baffled
> > because... I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY!
> > I realize this condition is serious... I'd get help...
> > BUT FIRST
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