Eternity Clock

I guess it should come as no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I like objects around the concept of time. I like how time is simultaneously stretchy and rigid, I’m endlessly challenged by the notion of planning for the future but living for the moment, and the necessity of thinking about projects…

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Year-Round Gardening

After ringing in 2014 with good friends, I was thinking on this first morning of the New Year about the annual milestones and celebrations provide a mooring for the passage of time. Actually, what I was really thinking about was how helpful it is to have regular markers, seasonal dates and observances to create a…

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Good Morning, Long Now

It’s easy to see why we humans think in terms of years. After all, we base our thinking on the world around us, and the world around us travels around its star in what we call a year. If we lived on Jupiter, we might still think in terms of years, I suppose, but each…

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