Three decisions that simplified my life

1. I've never had a cup of coffee in my life, choosing to avoid the rigmarole, excessive accouterments and early morning addictions that plague coffee drinkers. 2. In 1990, I stopped thinking of audiobooks as a lowbrow means of reading and began consuming them in earnest.

3. I decided to never wear a watch, sparing myself the expense and trouble of strapping a timepiece to my wrist.

This last decision was made when I was still in high school, well before the advent of the cellular telephone, making me a bit of a Nostradamus in this regard.