The phrase “having it all” is a loaded one.
Usually, it’s used in a negative sense — that people can’t have it all, or at least can’t have it all at once. It’s also more likely to be used about women than men, most famously in the Atlantic’s story by Anne-Marie Slaughter last year about Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.
But what does it mean… read more »
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately revising my novel. It’s set in a small town in Pennsylvania, and while the town is fictional, when I think of the geography, I think of Jim Thorpe, PA. Jim Thorpe is alternately cute and run down and, wedged as it is between the Lehigh River and the hills, it’s got a certain drama in its landscape. It̵… read more »
Blog reader Rachael (see her website here) raised an interesting question on my last post: What is work? When you’re keeping a time log and tallying your hours, what should count as work?
It’s a more complicated question than it seems at first. For instance, how do you count breaks? Everyone takes them, every day. If someone runs next door to Starbucks to g… read more »
I’ve been reviewing a number of time logs lately as part of the Mosaic project (want to participate? See here for details). I’m doing a workshop next month for a group of financial planners, who all kept track of their time for me. I’ve been intrigued to see that a few members of this high-earning crew have intentionally scheduled their lives to take one w… read more »
One of the funny things that comes from writing about great morning routines is that people assume you are a morning person. I am not. I do not get up at 5:30 to run. I do not get up at 6:00 to ponder my hopes and dreams. Frankly, I have trouble getting up at 6:30 so I can take a shower before my kids wake up. I’m not waking up much before 7 these days.
The reason is th… read more »