Chronos Quartet

1. Time Regained

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I knew a gentleman, who was so good a manger of his time, that he would not even lose that small portion of it, which the calls of nature obliged him to pass in the necessary-house; but gradually went through all the Latin poets, in those moments. He bought, for example, a common edition of Horace, of which he tore off gradually a couple of pages, carried them with him to that necessary place, read them first, and then sent them down as a sacrifice to Cloacina: this was so much time fairly gained; and I recommend you to follow his example.

– Lord Chesterfield (h/t @rfreed314)


2. Time Out Of Mind

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I spent a bit of time this year trying to teach what a light year is. I don’t think I quite conveyed its ingenious specificity, perhaps because I can’t quite grasp it myself.

Much like, when transferring my teacher retirement account from New York City to Massachusetts, I was told that processing the paperwork would take – and this is certainly the most extraordinary unit of time I know – “sixty to seventy business days.”


3. Resource Room

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“Your Scariest Resource.”

This struck me as an interesting way to think about time, and quite possibly true.

So I began reading with interest until I realized I’d misread the title, actually “Your Scarcest Resource.”

This is plainly untrue. I’m no Morris Day, but I’ve got more time than wheat or gold or light sweet crude.


4. Man In a Shed

I have enough time, anyway, to check my junk mail folder, where I found this:


As John Lennon said:

Life is what happens when you’re making shedplans.