To address a question in the original post: It is my understanding that DA uses a Palm digital organizer rather than a paper planner.
There are many good commercial paper planners available, obviously. I used the Franklin Day Planner system for years, but it just seemed to generate a mountain of archival paper and drain my wallet each year. I have found that I can put a planner together myself that costs almost nothing and is perfectly tailored to my needs. All I need is a 3-ring binder with some dividers and a 3-hole punch. I print the calendar pages out from the Google Calendar service with recurring events pre-loaded. You can print them monthly or weekly or daily as far into the future as you want.
All the other pages are just lists in one form or another. I don't need a form to make a list. But many people who like forms get them (and calendars) from www.DIYplanner.com
I find this method more convenient and flexible than using a commercial planner.