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Busy is a choice

How busy would you say you are? Would you not agree that many of your friends and colleagues are all saying roughly the same thing, along the lines: “Yeah, I’m super busy. Lots of stuff going on….” Some would consider it a badge of honour to be so busy. Others might feel that they are […]

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In a world of quotations and sayings, it occured to me recently that many of these old dictums have taken on new meaning in this fast-changing world.  Whether because a noun has been co-opted or distorted, or the content of the saying now has a new reference, there are many old sayings that, at the […]

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WIth my long-time love of words, especially when it comes to translation, I thought about how the French translate the word “timing.” The word the French use is “delai” or “delay.” How ironic!  Certain words can have such a way of explaining a culture.  And, since the way we view time is tantamount to the […]

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For all of you living outside of the US who write the date ‘normally’ (i.e. DD/MM/YY), tomorrow morning the time and date will read: 04:05:06 07/08/09 five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM in the morning of the 7th of August 2009 If nothing else, pause and smell the roses.  Give some extra love.  […]

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Tomorrow will be a beautiful day…especially if you live in the United States (i.e. you write the date MM/DD/YY).  At five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM in the morning (of 8th of July), the time and date will read: 04:05:06 07/08/09 It’s a beautiful thing.  This exact reading will not happen again for […]

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I love watches.  Maybe it’s a guy’s thing and/or maybe it’s because guys don’t have much “jewellery” to bandy about.  In any event, I was struck by a couple of things in a recent article in Le Figaro (“Des montres qui racontent des histoires” or “Watches that tell a [hi-]story”), reporting from BaselWorld 2009, the […]

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