Thanks Zzamboni and thanks Oogle!
One more update: I have been continuing to refine my Projects list today, adding On-Hold single action lists within each folder for notes and projects-in-waiting closely related to that folder. I am also using my new Reference context freely–thanks Stephen. The shorter Context list is great (I went from 20 to 9) and makes it easy to clean up my inbox. I also created a Context called “keep to see” which I use for things I want to see frequently, like inspirational quotes, that are not tasks per se.
It looks like this way of using OF is going to work well for me. My notes are the quick simple type that I like to email into OF, such as leads and links to follow up on. And I’ve realized that many of my notes become tasks and vica versa, so I like having them all in the same program. I’m glad there was a way to make it work.