I know, I know I got off to a flying start and then… nothing! I apologize for the long delay in posting here. I’m committed to at least putting something up each day, with breaks on the weekend! Hmmm, does that sound like a new year’s resolution!? At any rate HAPPY NEW YEAR! May the Lord bless each and every one of you with everything you may stand in need of!

While considering,researching and ultimately writing for this venue, my mind has frequently wandered. I’ve spent hours pondering a myriad of ideas. One that keeps popping up, is the idea that there are so many great things to write about! Yet, I find this to be the proverbial “double edged sword.” Although we are in the midst of a wondrous information age, a time to love life, seak learning, and soak up as much good information as you possibly can, I often wonder; “how can I best spend my time reading, researching and learning? What is the cost of consuming all this information?”  So I want to share a quote with you that I found in Tim Ferriss’ The Four Hour Work Week

What Information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. 

Tim Ferriss attributes this outstanding  quote to Herbert Simon and opens the book’s sixth chapter, The Low-Information Diet: Cultivating Selective Ignorance, with it. This one chapter is worth the cost of the entire book by the way! I think I’ll re-read it myself. After all, if what Mr. Simon says is correct and “a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention,” what will that do to a neophyte blogger with Attention DEFICIT Disorder!? The answer? Well… stay tuned! Oh, and again Happy New Year!

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