Jimmy, Julius, and Gregory XIII
Loved your breakdown of the Hedonic calendaring. I’ve been thinking of doing something like this but more focused on solitude for thinking/writing/reflection
JD, You make me laugh. Not by a little, but by a lot. Having just shared an 18 hour train ride with a fellow that had been to hedonism and spared not a second in telling me about all the detail, I literally spit out my drink in reading this from a hotel in continental Europe, when your pivot was Tracy's travel business. Perfect. Completely. On a side note, M-Ville played in my junior high shop class. (Wood and machine), and I still remember how it made me feel then, and of course, now.
Great article. I learned a lot about the history of the calendar...! Past that, I was on same Buffett arc as you. 4 CD box set, Ballads was most used. Resonates. Thanks for you’re writing. Be well.
While I largely agree with you regarding the pointless endeavour to make New Year's resolutions and the like, it is simply the American Way...I similarly agree that when you recognize something has to change, make it at that moment or as close to it as possible. No reason to delay what you assess to be something important in your life.
The American culture is steeped in historical events (namely Thanksgiving and Christmas) that lend itself to the Gregorian calendar being the time-keeping method of choice for our society. Americans widely accept and embrace November through New Year's as generally being the time of year to reconnect or reinforce family bonds and traditions... which are essential to our society. And, let's not forget other aspects of our culture that are similarly characterized by the last few months of the Gregorian year...FOOTBALL!!...a uniquely American sport.