More songs about this than anything, except of course for love

If you search for song titles containing a particular noun, it should come as no surprise that the most popular word is “love”. But what is the second most popular? My empirical evidence suggests that it is “time.” That confounding concept that gives and takes away from us in equal measure is the source ofContinue reading “More songs about this than anything, except of course for love”

Time and Hate

This is a blog about time and hate. Maybe intolerance or bigotry would be a better word than hate, but I like the punch in my word choice. Group hate is really what I’m trying to say. Group hate rises out of incidents and situations, grows, sometimes to horrible proportions, and then it passes likeContinue reading “Time and Hate”

Is it an honor to be person of the year?

Watching a “year in review” news program, I was surprised to hear the comment that both Stalin and Hitler had once been named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. No, I thought, they are making that up. It turns out that they weren’t. What’s more, Stalin actually got the title twice (in 1939 and 1942).Continue reading “Is it an honor to be person of the year?”