Lacking a good filing system, I sometimes put things I want to remember into books, articles or columns, where I can retrieve them by using an index. (I know, I know, cyberspace will make such devices unnecessary, but the Web came a bit late for my generation, or at least my kind of person.) I have all the annual bound volumes of the Christian Century for the 45 years that I’ve been on its staff, and use its indices regularly.
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