Tag Archives: time

What’s in a Decade?

What a Way To End the Decade is the headline of a Fox Business article on the November jobs report. I suspect it’s not a good idea to get financial updates from an organization that doesn’t know when a decade ends, though such confusion is common. A consecutive sequence of 10 starting with 1 ends with…

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Don Giovanni’s Timeline

The time setting of the two acts of Mozart’s Don Giovanni has always puzzled me. Everyone, including I suppose Mozart and Da Ponte, seems to think that the action in Act 2 starts immediately after that of the first act. In other words, the action from start to finish is continuous and depicts the last…

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Quotation of the Week

Tincture of time is the best medicine. Unfortunately it kills all who take it. With apologies to Hector Berlioz

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