What good shall I do this day?

Ben Franklin comes down to us with the reputation for spontaneity and fun, but he was a self-made man of regular habits too. Great cliches are rooted in home wisdom: “early to bed, early to rise”…

The morning question, what good shall I do this day?

Great question, and “prosecute the present study” is of course part of a great answer. But so is “diversion.” We all know what happens to boys who are all work and no play. Ben was not a dull boy. Wonder what he’d have planned to do with five days in Chicago, after visiting Wrigley & the Sox & John Hancock & the Field Museum & the Pier?

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