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Managing Our “To Do” Lists

Memory involves the future as well as the past

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Unless we are unconscious or demented, we all keep and manage a mental priority queue of actions that we anticipate taking each day, whether out of necessity or by free choice. Being retired, and not under much external time pressure to get things done, on most days I have the luxury of building my “to do” list for the day in the first hour…




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