Category: Weekends

Weekend update: Snow, time diaries, TV, cocktails, and running fast

It was a work hard, play hard sort of weekend. I am working on a project with Redbook looking at how stay-at-home moms spend their days. There were 558 completed survey responses, and while the quantitative and choose-one-of-five answers can be automated, the qualitative stuff can not. So, between Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. I went through a… read more »

Do flexible schedules lead to loneliness?

Thanks to alert readers who sent me a recent New York Times article by Cristobal Young called "You don’t need more free time." The thesis, based on time diaries, is that leisure time is a network good. It is most enjoyed when it is experienced at the same time as other people. Young implied that this had negative implications for flexible schedules. While it i… read more »

Toddler-centric weekends

This was a fairly productive weekend, as these things go. On Friday, I went to NYC for the board meeting of the University Press Club, a century-old Princeton institution that I was in as an undergraduate. We were brainstorming what the club should look like in its second hundred years, given all the changes in journalism. I’m not sure if we solved all the pro… read more »

How we did on the Christmas fun list

Granted, it is not yet Christmas. But as we are nearing the finish line, I thought I'd give an update on our holiday festivities. December has not been a particularly easy month. I feel like I have been sick for most of it. There was the post-Thanksgiving stomach bug, with a week of reprieve, but then I came down with a cold that I am still battling. Consequently, I… read more »

My birth-weekend

I celebrated my birthday on Saturday, but really it was a weekend-long string of activities. It was a mix of things that were fun for me and things that were (at least supposed to be) fun for the kids, with the usual mix of highs and lows. I started Friday morning in Chicago, giving my breakout session for the agriculture conference. This went quite well despite a… read more »