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“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living. Each day is the same, so you remember the series afterward as a blurred and powerful pattern.”

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source: The Writing Life (New York: Harper Perennial, 1990), 32.

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“Sharing a beer on the porch is not something a New Orleanian must schedule two weeks in advance.”

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source:Five Years After Hurricane Katrina, How New Orleans Saved Its Soul,” The Washington Post, August 22, 2010.

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