Shirt Pocket Notes

BY ALAN BRUNACINI A big part of writing a monthly column is the process of deciding what to write. Sometimes it takes longer to decide what to write than it does to actually write it. There is generally some topic, event, or issue that has attracted my attention; many times, that is what I write about. A lot of what I decide to discuss takes several issues, so the material gets strung along for at least a couple of months. I am going to try a new way to select a topic to write about, and I want to share with you my topic selection brainstorm. I think the new way should be fun for me and (I hope) for you. I have for many years carried a small notepad in my (Hawaiian) shirt pocket. I use th...

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