Do we really need time zones?

A couple of weeks ago most Americans, many in Arizona and everyone in Hawai’i excluded, “fell back” with the end of Daylight Saving Time. And as happens in this twice a year ritual of changing the clocks, they “spring ahead” in March, there is some discussion about ending Daylight Saving Time. For example, Jacqueline Ronson […]

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Rethinking Columbus Day

In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue and found a land inhabited by other people. Christopher Columbus believed he had visited Asia, and it was Amerigo Vespucci who finally proved that the lands visited – not discovered – by Columbus were in fact a landmass previously unknown to most Europeans. I say […]

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