One of the big exercises in 168 Hours is to keep a time log for a week. I’ve posted my public logs twice (here and here). Many of my readers have done the same thing, but getting people to do this is often difficult, because it’s not easy! Time goes along whether you record it or not. But I think we can learn a lot from the experience.
So I was happy to see that someone else posted a time log completely apart from my nagging! Philip Nel is a professor of English at Kansas State University, where he directs the Program in Children’s Literature. He decided to post a time log in part because of political questions, raised recently, of how hard the public employees of state universities are actually working. He noted that, as a student, he had no idea what professors did with their time, so he posted a one week time log to show people. Regardless of what you think on the political question of state university funding, the time log is fascinating. Here is Monday’s link, which also has links to the other days.