I accomplished two things that will clear away some time: I canceled my subscriptions to the New York Times (weekend) and Time magazine. My wife had taken out the subscriptions as gifts for me. I found that I never found the time to read through the Times on Saturday and Sunday while Time was in my briefcase for reading on the metro, which meant that I have not been making progress on my stack of books. Just as when I eliminated the Washington Post a few months ago, I could not say that the time investigated in reading these periodicals helped me towards my life goals. I decided that the only way to zero in on my priorities and cutting out the extraneous. I can still get news on the Web and I can trim my subscription budget a little. More subscriptions will probably bite the dust as they come up for renewal.