As a kid, I remember my father at the dining room table in the morning jotting down his to-do list for the day on his mini legal pad as he sipped coffee and took in the busy goings on in our household. I remember his orange or brown or red Paper Mate felt tip pens scratching out instructions to himself in perfect architect block script. My father could make a grocery list look like a precise set of life specifications. But he made lists or, as he told me more than once, it was gone.

— Lists by Kurt Harden

I hope one day my kids make the same observation when they're older, especially that last sentence. Lists are better at remembering to do things than we are.

Matthew Lang

Freelance web developer specialising in Ruby on Rails