Benjamin Franklin’s Daily Schedule is a remarkable effort in minimalism and organization. In fact, given what we know of Franklin and his prodigious talents and how he shaped his life around his “13 virtues,” this schedule isn’t all that surprising, now is it?
I especially enjoy the blocks of time (four hours!) at the end of the day devoted to “putting things in their place, supper, music, or diversions, or conversation; examination of the day.” Unfortunately, for me, that has devolved into drinking whiskey, cooking noodles and watching television from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. But you know, semantics.