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Pick a time from https://calendly.com/wilsonmar or my public Google calendar at

NOTE: I usually am up by 4 am Pacific Time (5 am Mountain, 6 am Central, 7 am Eastern).

  1. The yellow column is today. Scroll to see the red line which marks the current time.

  2. Be aware of the time zone at the lower left corner of the screen.

  3. Click on the This Week blue link at the upper right corner.


  4. Switch back and forward between your own calendar and this one to identify a mutually open time.

NOTE: In this calendar I keep only the times I cannot move. I have a separate calendar I use to plan my day.

Speedy Outlook usage with Keyboard shortcuts

You can move faster around Outlook by using Keyboard shortcuts:

On a Mac, press command and a number to reach each view: calendar-outlook-


For Email – command+1
For Calendar – command+2
For Contacts – Command+3
For Tasks – Commands+4
For Notes – Command+5

To switch Windows – Command+`

Prev item – ctrl+]
Next item – ctrl+[

Insert emoji - Control+ COMMAND +Spacebar

Save an item - COMMAND +S Reply - COMMAND+R
Reply to all - Shift+ COMMAND +R
Forward message - COMMAND +J

Hide Outlook - command+Q

Update Jekyll Theme with Calendar

The author pane at the left of this theme was updated to add Calendar under the email link.

  1. First, I searched for the Calendar icon in FontAwesome (it’s “fa-calendar” at http://fontawesome.io/icon/calendar/).

  2. Next, had to encode “@” to “%40” in the URL, based on http://shopify.github.io/liquid/filters/replace/.

  3. Finally, this was pasted into the _author-bio.html file within the _includes folder:

    {% if author.email %}<a href="https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=
    {{ author.email | replace: "@", "%40" }}"
    class="author-social" target="_blank">
    <i class="fa fa-fw fa-calendar"></i> Calendar</a>
    {% endif %}

Load .ics files into Google Calendar

If you clicked on a “Add to your calendar” link and ended up receiving an .ics file in your Downloads folder, here’s what to do.

If you have Outlook, just click on the file.

If you use Google Calendar, import the .ics file:

  1. If a ZIP file, unzip it and import each .ics file individually.

  2. Open Google Calendar.

    Note: You can only import from a computer, not a phone or tablet.

  3. Click click the Settings gear button at the top right.

  4. Select Settings.

  5. Click to open the blue Calendars tab.

  6. Scroll down to click the blue Import calendars tab.

  7. Click Choose File to open a dialog.

  8. Select the Downloads folder.

  9. Sort by the Date Modified if you don’t see the .ics file.

  10. Click to select the .ics file, then Open.

  11. Choose which calendar to add the imported events to. By default, events will be imported into your primary calendar.

  12. Click Import.

  13. Click Close the dialog.

  14. Click the browser’s back button (or press Alt+left arrow) to return to the calendar.

  15. Switch to the Finder or File Explorer and delete the .ics file (Move to Trash on Macs).

NOTE: This is a modification of this article.

Most Creative Time Each Day

NOTE: Each individual has a propensity to sleep and wake at particular times during a 24 hour period. Whether you are a “morning” or “evening person” is called your “chronotype”, which is biologically set in each person’s unique DNA.


There is wide variation among various famous creatives when each go about various aspects of their lives, visualized by this, based on the book Daily Rituals by Mason Currey:

fig rainbow creative_routines partial

Benjamin Franklin is credited with the quote “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” But him getting up at 5am is actually later than others.*

Which circadian (daily) pattern do you prefer?

The site allows interactive selection of specific activities (sleep, creative work, admin, food/leisure, exercise, other).

This response on Quora recommends “Start waking up at 5 in the morning and drink water immediately” and write down answers to these daily questions:

  1. What did I get done today?

  2. What did I do for my family today?

  3. Did I exercise today?

  4. Did I care for my friends today?

  5. What am I grateful for today?

  6. What are the three good things about today?

  7. How can I make tomorrow better?

  8. How much money did I spend today?

Kinda like a personal scrum.

If you feel you don’t have enough time in the day, stop watching TV and social media.

Activities by month over 4 years

Within the full timeline of the Beatles, the years 1963-66 were the “Beatlemania” years. This infographic annotates the orginal concept by Michael Deal which illustrates the group’s work activities, month-by-month:

fig black beatles 4 year schedule

Over the years, the group did less touring and performing (in green).

Does this chart say anything else to you?

A similar format is used at

How Ben Franklin Structured His Day