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OpinioncornerIsittimetopruneyourlieMorechoicesarebetterrightOureconomyissetuptogiveusmoreindividualpowerbyprovidinguswithmoreandmorechoices.Thatiswhythereare150choicesofcoffeeinthegrocerystore.Andwhythereisanearinfinitenumberofentertainmentoptionsavailablewithaclickofthemouseorremote.Anditswhywecankeepdailycontactonoursmartphonewithfriendsnolongerinourzipcodeandwecanaddmoreandmorefriendsandkeeptrackoftheirdailychoicestoo.Morechoicesimproveourlivesasthedoctrinegoesbyassuringthatwecanallgetexactlywhatwewant.Notsofast.Muchisnowbeingwrittenaboutthetollthatallofthesechoicesastheyaddlayersofcomplexitytoourlives.Thatsrightincreasingchoicesthebasisforadvancingourstandardoflivingcomeatahumancost.Ittakeseffortandtimetomakedecisionswhetherbigorsmall.ShouldIbeateacheroragliderpilotShouldyoupostthatpoliticallychargedarticleonFacebookorjustemailittoafriendShouldIgetthebakedchipsorthekettlecookedwithseasaltWithsomanyoptionshowconfidentareyouthattheicecreamyoupickedfromsomanyisbetterthantheonethatcameinsecond.AreyougoingtohavebuyersremorseAndhowwillthattasteBigchoicessmallchoiceslotsofchoices.Uncheckeditcanmakepeoplecrazydepressedandunhappy.Itsautumnandagoodtimetopruneaspruningisrequiredtoallowforhealthynewgrowth.Maybethesameapplieswiththecomplexitythatcomeswithallofthesechoices.Pruneawaywhatdoesntneedtobecaredabouttrimthatbranchcutthatshoot.Choosesimplicity.Thatfeelsbetter.KristenhansenUpdateKristeniswalkingandplanningtocomebacktoworkaterthefrstotheyear.Herrecoveryromtheaccidentthatnearlytookherromusshewashitbyatruckonherbicyclehasbeenaninspirationoranyoneamiliarwithherstory.TheCHPonthescenewascertainshewouldnotmakethingsdidntlookgood.ButKristendecidedshewasnotdoneonthisearthshesaysshewasclearlygiventhechoiceandmadeadecisionunderthattrucktogoaheadandchoosetoendurethepain.Shedidsocourageouslyandnowhereweare.Wow.Iyouneedarealtorwithsomegutsthisjustmightbeyourgal.heidiCallengerOutoftegaterunningHeidicametoworkentirelyoverqualifedtohelpusrunourofcein2011.ShehadpreviouslybeenatopproducingrealtorinBoiseIdaho.ThisspringshebecamelicensedinCaliorniaandthenre-launchedhercareerasanagent.Sheseemstohavepickeduprightwheresheletoclosingayearsworthodealsinherfrst6months.Withewlocalcontactshersecretisthatshehasbeengameoranyandalldeals---sellingacrossthetaxbracketssellingcommercialsellingtrailersdoingshortsalesworkingwithbuyersadvisingsellersyounameitandHeidihasdoneitanddoneitwell.Wearedelightedtowatchherbusinessgrowandtohaveanotherstrongvoicetobounceideasaroundwith.CaptainPillipsAshedidwiththesecondandthirdBournemoviesBritishdirectorPaulGreengrassdoesthesuspenseactionthingright.Heisanincrediblestoryteller.Andthistruestorytellingothe2009rescueoacargoshipcaptainromSomalipiratesisawhite-knuckleworkout---eventhoughyouknowtheoutcome.TomHanksplaysaconvincingregularguywhomustbecomesomethingoahero.Herobeingdefnedassomeonewhomuststaredownbadguysandwillinglyputhimselinthewayoinnocents.Thismoviewasrereshinginitshonestybeingconstrainedbysuchawelldocumentednewsevent.HaditnotbeenbasedonarealstoryithadampleopportunitytohavegonesidewaysintoasappymessageflmaboutSomalianpoverty.Greengrasssimplytellsyouwhathappenedalbeitwithincredibleskill.