I always carry a notepad in my handbag - ready to write down anything I deem significant, as it might occur. I got into the habit of doing this when I was writing my second book, "Listening Closely." At first, I used the little pads that you find in hotel rooms, but I graduated to the gold standard of notepads last year, when I purchased an IBM "THINK" pad - vintage 1987 - at an antique show. These THINK pads were given out to IBM employees long before THINKPADs had anything to do with laptop computers. Now, when I have a thought to jot down, the outside cover advises me to THINK before writing - always good advice.