Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Powerful Goodness!

Michelle Hlubinka—an old YH alum—has a delightful essay on "The Datebook" in Everyday Objects: Things We Think With (edited by Sherry Turkle and newly published by MIT). Toward the beginning of the piece, she reproduces a page from Benjamin Franklin's planner.

THE MORNING.
Question. What good shall I do this day?
5—6—7
Rise, wash, and address Powerful Goodness!
Contrive day's business, and take the resolution
of the day;
prosecute the present study, and breakfast.
8—9—10—11
Work

NOON.
12—1
Read, or overlook my accounts, and dine.
2—3—4—5
Work

EVENING.
Question. What good have I done today?
6—7—8—9
Put things in their places. Supper. Music or diversion, or conversatioon. Examination of the day.

NIGHT
10—11—12—1—2—2—4
Sleep.


Pretty inspiring, eh? Now I must get some work done!

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But first, here's a link to Jenny D on Salvinia molesta...

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Have any Dizzyheads watched Simon Schama's show, The Story of Art?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Jenny Davidson said...

I have not done much good today! Arghh...

3:54 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Just make sure you put things in their place!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Mollie said...

That's all well and good, but when did he blog?

4:38 PM  

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