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This past week, I lined up and did the thing. It took about an hour because it was a nice Friday afternoon, and I don’t think I was the only one who didn’t mind the excuse to slide away from work early for it. 

You’re already on to me, I know. ;-) So, yes! I voted. If you’re in the US and eligible, I hope you either have or will do the same by Nov. 3.

To say that this election season has been contentious is an epic understatement. What I loved most about my hour waiting in line to vote, though, was how it was exactly the opposite of all of that.

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Paid attention

A couple of weeks ago, inspired by this recent documentary, I did an audit of the apps on my phone, and basically broke them into 3 categories: 1) don’t use, 2) use, and 3) use too much.  Categories 1 and 3 got voted off the screen.

Yup, too much. As in, beyond their functional usefulness. For example, during non-pandemic times, living in a city, I used rideshare apps a lot. Each use was with the very specific purpose of moving me from Point A to B. The result was a lot of use, but not “too much” use. 

This would be in stark contrast to, for example, certain social media apps.

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