Tag Archives: Time

What Time Is It?

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here It was the first truly nationwide media event.  Americans waited breathlessly on May 10, 1869, to receive word by telegraph that the final spike had been driven into the transcontinental railroad, officially linking the westward tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad with the east-directed tracks of the Central Pacific Railroad at… Read more »

The Greatest Moment of Your Life

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. The month of January is named for the Roman god Janus.  Janus was one weird-looking dude. He was customarily portrayed with two faces.  One face was looking toward the past, while the other was pointed toward the future.  Janus thus became the Roman god of doors, transitions, time, passages, and change itself.  He has… Read more »

An Unhurried Life

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We’re not even two weeks into the new year and chronically busy Americans are already becoming anxious. Is there going to be enough time to accomplish what we so recently resolved to make happen in 2022?  One of the great human obsessions of the modern age is to make time jump through more hoops – to force time to be… Read more »

The Right Time

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If you had a ticket to take one ride on a time machine, where would you go? Would you revisit the past or travel forward into the future? Ever since H.G. Wells rolled out his 1895 fictional bestseller The Time Machine, people have fantasized what it would be like to journey through history.  Until recently, according to physicist Paul Davies,… Read more »