It’s a mystery

I won’t say that I live and die by 3×5 cards, but I use a fair number of them. I take notes, copy recipes, write down dance steps, save web pages, contact information, and so on. Every now and then, I find some cards I haven’t seen in a while. A few days ago, I found a stack of cards I hadn’t seen in a while. Probably a long while, but there’s no date information on the card.

Beside the URL of a defunct website and the title and author of a book that I thought I might want to acquire, the card contains the following list:

  • Shipbuilding
  • Prevention
  • Bourbon
  • Naval Mine Warfare
  • Pollinator Protection
  • Hockey
  • Friends of Liechtenstein
  • Contaminated Drywall

I’m pretty certain that there’s no common thread there, but there’s nothing else on the card to let me know why I copied these topics down, or from where. Still, I can tell that I wrote the list as a single entity – it wasn’t something I added to over a period of time – so I’m intrigued by the possibility that there is a common thread, if I can just remember or deduce it.

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