Time to Dump Time Zones

“Two Johns Hopkins University professors, Richard Conn Henry and Steve H. Hanke, an astrophysicist and an economist, have been advocating it for several years. As strange as earth time might seem at first, the awkwardness would soon pass and the benefits would be “immense,” Professors Henry and Hanke argue. “The economy — that’s all of… Continue reading Time to Dump Time Zones

Playing it long

“key principles of the Obama checklist are: sustainability (avoid commitments that cost too much to stick with); restraint (ask not what America can do but what it should do); precision (wield a scalpel rather than a hammer); patience (give policies the time and effort to work); fallibility (be realistic about the chances of failure and… Continue reading Playing it long

Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young People’s Blood

“There are widespread rumors in Silicon Valley, where life-extension science is a popular obsession, that various wealthy individuals from the tech world have already begun practicing parabiosis, spending tens of thousands of dollars for the procedures and young-person-blood, and repeating the exercise several times a year.” – Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young… Continue reading Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young People’s Blood

Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young People’s Blood

“There are widespread rumors in Silicon Valley, where life-extension science is a popular obsession, that various wealthy individuals from the tech world have already begun practicing parabiosis, spending tens of thousands of dollars for the procedures and young-person-blood, and repeating the exercise several times a year.” – Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young… Continue reading Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young People’s Blood

Quit Your Job and Go to Work — Matter — Medium

“It’s the age of the precariat: unions are nearly kaput, many will only know pensions from history books, and most “at will” workers can be fired as easily as Uber can kick its drivers off the app. Now many old titans of industry have latched onto this idea of on-call shift work — which many call “just-in-time… Continue reading Quit Your Job and Go to Work — Matter — Medium

Time and the City

“Geologically, New Orleans is a newborn. There are churches in Europe older than the land underfoot the French Quarter, “whose crust dates to the Mississippi’s last shift in course. . . around 1400 C.E.,” according to Lawrence Powell’s excellent history, The Accidental City.” – Time and the City

Time and the City

“I actually think I perceive time differently in New Orleans. A New York minute feels a good bit different here. Same with a Denver minute, a Tucson minute and a minute in Maine, all places I’ve also lived.” – Time and the City