Category archive: Time


About ten hours ago, the vernal equinox arrived here in the northern hemisphere. In honor of that, here's my traditional... (More...)


Winter solstice here in the northern hemisphere arrived about nine hours ago. Here's my traditional solstice post. First, from T.... (More...)


Winter solstice is impending in the northern hemisphere; it'll be about eight hours from now. I'm glad that the days... (More...)

Somebody Will, again

I'm having one of those everything-is-deeply-intertwingled moments. On the way home, Ada Palmer's haunting and lovely and sad-yet-hopeful song “Somebody... (More...)


The vernal equinox was four hours ago here in the northern hemisphere. In honor of that, here's my traditional... (More...)


Winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is due to occur about seven hours from now. I'll be on a plane... (More...)


Thursday I wasn't up to posting my usual cheerful vernal-equinox post, and then I had no time Friday and then... (More...)


Here in the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice happened three hours ago. In honor of the sun beginning its gradual... (More...)

Star Trek science

I've seen a couple of people complain about the new Trek movies not being very scientific, which led me to... (More...)


I somehow managed to miss the equinox again. In 2011, I didn't post my traditional spring post because sad stuff... (More...)


Can't sleep—have been sick all week, and although I've been getting gradually better, tonight my neck started hurting to the... (More...)

Happy equinox!

Only six more months until the days (in the Northern hemisphere) start to get longer again! (Added later: My phrasing... (More...)

How the years go by

It occurred to me Sunday evening that it's been fifteen years (plus a week) since the end of my Wanderjahr.... (More...)

Early memories?

It occurs to me that some of my friends' kids are older than I was in my earliest memories, which... (More...)

Darkness into light

Sometimes around this time of year, we need a little hope to carry us through to brighter days. Here are... (More...)


All day today, I kept reminding myself that this year's winter solstice was going to be at 9:30 tonight, California... (More...)

Spring mourning

It has long been my tradition to post my favorite bit of Swinburne on the day of the vernal equinox.... (More...)

Awaits the sun's return

This year's winter solstice occurs today at 3:38 p.m. California time. And none too soon. As is traditional 'round these... (More...)

Happy holidays!

I'm once again engaging in my quixotic (and only half-serious) pursuit of reclaiming the phrase “happy holidays!” Shana tova and... (More...)

Marcy's birthday

Today my mother would have been sixty-seven years old. I'm not sure I can really imagine her at sixty-seven. She... (More...)

Equinox in socks

A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking "The spring equinox is coming up, but I'm sure not feeling very... (More...)

No one can hold back the dawn

An hour from now, at 9:47 a.m. California time, our sun will reach its apparent southernmost point; the subsolar point... (More...)

What time zone am I in?

Arrived at the Bozeman airport on time, turned on my iPhone, and was surprised to discover that it was after... (More...)


It turns out that the machines that awoke me this morning did so a mere 15 minutes or so after... (More...)

Light is returning

Last night, I thought to myself, "Isn't it about time for the solstice?" But then I forgot to check. Fortunately,... (More...)

Futurism now! (Singularity, non-Singularity, and Rapture)

Just happened across a Vernor Vinge piece from early 2007 called "What If the Singularity Does NOT Happen?", presenting three... (More...)


Last week, I was sad to realize that I had completely failed to notice the Spring Equinox as it went... (More...)


I've been counting down the weeks and the days. Woke up this morning and realized that in just a bit... (More...)

Belatedly equinoctial

Meant to post a week ago to note the autumnal equinox, in the middle of the night (California time) last... (More...)

Daylight's return

This year's winter solstice will occur at 7:22 p.m. Eastern (US) Standard Time on December 21. Which is to say,... (More...)


I slept right through the summer solstice this morning. Which is good, because it was at 5:26 a.m. California time.... (More...)

Spring forward

I was surprised to discover that tonight we in the US lose an hour, when Daylight Saving Time starts; somehow... (More...)

Shortest day

The winter solstice took place this morning at 10:35 a.m. (California time). I'm very ready for the days to start... (More...)

Fall back

Remember that Daylight Saving Time ends (in most of the US, anyway) tonight. On the plus side, yay for an... (More...)