Once Upon a Time
Many years ago, I smoked a pipe. When I traveled, I carried spare pipes, pipe cleaners, extra tobacco and it seems like half of my brief case was filled with stuff to support that habit. When I stopped smoking, it was like a load got lifted and life got more simple.
Today, I tripped over the computer case and realized that those few items that I could carry in a small part of my brief case now are replaced by my computer bag and a camera bag. I'm sure that they weigh 30 or 40 lbs when I take them both. Ah, for the simple life when all I had to fear was cancer of the mouth and lung cancer.