Tagged: time

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The Lost Month of Mercedonius

We take it for granted that there are twelve months in the year, but this has not always been the case. The Roman-derived calendar that we use today has had anywhere from ten to...

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A Funny Thing About Nostalgia

I heard an old 1990s song the other day. I think it was the New Radical’s “You Get What You Give.” As with most one-hit-wonders, it invokes an awful lot of nostalgia. Whenever I...

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Music and the Fabric of Space and Time

Music, more than other forms of art, is tied to place and time. We can see this best in teenagers. Each generation of teens rejects its parents’ music. When you’re 14, your musical tastes...

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Steve Jobs: Time Traveler

I just finished the book Replay, by Ken Grimwood. It’s the story of a 43-year-old man who dies and awakes in his college dorm room. He then lives his life over again. Only this...

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Four Minutes Fast

I have a superpower, but my superpower sucks. My power? I can see into the future. The reason it sucks? I can only see the next four minutes. I know that still sounds impressive,...