Definition of DIURNAL from Merriam-Webster's Dictionary:
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin diurnalis - JOURNAL
1 a : recurring every day - diurnal tasks
b : having a daily cycle - diurnal tides
2 a : of, relating to, or occurring in the daytime - the city's diurnal noises
b : active chiefly in the daytime - diurnal animals
c : opening during the day and closing at night - diurnal flowers
Welcome to my Diurnal
Take your life
in your own hands and what happens?
A terrible thing:
no one to blame.
— Erica Jong
The not-so-daily journal by an Austin Granny
Living life and writing a diurnal about it, are two different things.
How do the bloggers do anything productive if they are so focused
on the act of observing and entering it all on a keyboard?
Life is out there beyond the keyboards, beyond the monitors,
beyond the monitoring of it and recording it and putting words on it.
When it is at its best, life is so absorbing that whole months pass...
suddenly it's another year passed. Suddenly it's about time...
1 Relating to or occurring in a 24-hour period; daily.
2 Occurring or active during the daytime rather than at night
3 Botany: Opening during daylight hours and closing at night.
1 A book containing all the offices for the daily canonical hours of prayer except Matins. The Monastic Diurnal, Day Hours of the Monastic Breviary, according to the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict
a A diary or journal.
b A daily newspaper.
[Middle English, from Late Latin diurnalis, from Latin diurnus, from dies, day