Today's essay and question from SSJE is about the rhythm of one's work. Brother James reminds us of how it is with chickens - they have a natural rhythm of egg laying that is based on sunlight. More sun and longer days mean more eggs. So in the winter, it is tempting to give them artificial light so that they will lay more eggs. But is this good?

What about down time and rest? Isn't rest supposed to be part of the overall system of "productivity?"

The question is: how is the pace of your life?

I look serene as I glide along, but underneath, I'm paddling like hell.

The good news is that sometimes I do let myself just float along and enjoy the ride.