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Time to change the calendar

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”

Albert Einstein

Krahnpix is committed to changing the stodgy old calendar as a public service to the world.

Of course everyone intuitively understands our current calendars are seriously flawed. What’s with leap years, random number of days in a month and Christmas Day regularly falling on a different day of the week. And then there’s the crazy idea to start the calendar in the middle of winter when the natural year starts in September. The calendar must have been designed by a committee.

I could just follow the crowd on this whole calendar thing but I like to think Krahnpix strives for a higher standard. It all starts with leading by example. I took off a few weeks from blogging in winter and I have decided to also take August off. That nicely makes it a 10-month year on Krahnpix. That should be long enough for any year.

I am looking forward to celebrating New Year’s in September with some exhilarating posts. I have been making some interesting photos that are crying out for creative stories. August will be a fun time to keep photographing and writing not to mention adding a few posts to the empty draft posts larder.

That will also give time to build momentum on this calendar change. Back on January 28, 2013, I challenged the world to start spelling ‘thoughtful’ with the more economically and environmentally friendly ‘thotful.’ The response has been overwhelming. There have to be at least a handful of changes. With that kind of influence, it will only be a matter of time before this 10-month calendar idea goes viral.

I can see a day coming when the new metric calendar will be the standard.

You’re welcome.

PS By my calculations, you should start sending Christmas presents my way in August.

Rockies, mountain, sunset, _MG_2450

I keep forgetting to end every post with a sunset. This is one of the few I’ve seen in the mountains.

 

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  2. bruce thomas witzel says:

    Love the Einstein truism… and of course the sunset in the mountains.

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  3. dda53 says:

    Super sunset! Metric, what’s that? We should have gone to it years ago when there was the initial push. Right now, don’t think it will fly.

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      That sunset just kept pulling me back. Changing to metric was a huge deal and not an entire success. The grocery stores still display lbs in bigger letters and I still think in imperial length measurements.

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  4. Jeff | Planet Bell says:

    I love your idea of the metric year, but we Americans will never accept it even though it makes more sense.

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  5. MJF Images says:

    I liked the ancient Egyptian way of making it an even 360 days and making up the difference at the end of the year with a 5-day period of complete uninhibited partying. You never have to feel guilty about “losing time” if the time isn’t there to start with!

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  6. rickbraveheart says:

    Happy New Year’s Eve, Lyle!! And, what a fun (and thotful) post. The mountain sunset image is spectacular my friend. Wow, what a captivating shot. In fact, I think my heart stopped for a moment when I first saw it. Your talent as a photographer shows through in all your images Lyle and your gift as a writer (humorous writer at that) is so great to experience. I hope your upcoming August posts come together easily for you. Warm regards from the States. ~Rick

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      And Happy New Year’s Eve to you!

      I was mentioning to my wife that you have a special gift of encouragement. Your words really struck a chord at the right time. And I’m glad you liked the post. I had to do something more than just say see you in September. Warm wishes to you from a very warm Canada – at least our part.

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  7. Mandy says:

    Enjoy your August break, but I am interested to know how you plan on incorporating the southern and northern hemispheres into your calendar. You have got the month correct for starting the calendar in September – being spring and all, but I feel that may just confuse some.

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      A little confusion now and then is good for the soul. And it makes it amusing for everyone else. Fall is my favourite season, spring is yours so we just happen to live in the perfect spots for the start of the year. It’s all good.

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  8. My Heartsong says:

    Great photos. You know that we are already down to two seasons here in Edmonton- winter and construction season, very evident coming and going to work.August-a great month to take off. I look forward to next year.

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  9. Phil Lanoue says:

    I’ve only recently got used to the months and days we have now. What day is it again? Better ask the bear, I bet he knows.

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  10. Steve Gingold says:

    Christmas in July was a big thing around here for a while. My vote is that the year starts in Spring with the return of the flowers and the waking of the snoozing bears. 🙂
    And enjoy your month off.

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      Thanks. As soon as I read your comment, I thot well that makes sense for him. And I have to give you extra points for trying to draw me into your plan with the waking bears.

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  11. Vicki says:

    That sunset is spectacular. Beautiiul shades of purple and fire.

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      The funny thing is we were coming back from photographing wildlife and were looking for some place to eat in the middle of the Banff townsite. I kept looking back and noticing the sunset get better and better. Finally I had to stop and try to take a photo that didn’t include roads, lights and buildings. It wasn’t easy but I liked the result. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. morgenfuglen says:

    Great idea! And happy new year 🙂

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  13. whichwaynow101 says:

    Gorgeous sunset, Merry Christmas and good luck with changing the world!

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  14. melodylowes says:

    It’s official – you are indeed a rebel. Enjoy your month – and an early Happy New Year to you!

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  15. cuervo says:

    Oh man, I’ve finally gotten the hang of 2 sets of wrenches in my tool box and now the calendar? I’ll give it some thot.
    Bro bruin has a contented bovine look about ‘im…

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  16. donna213 says:

    Enjoy your time off. Your calendar would be a hit. Two months of relaxation, family time and no worries.

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      Thanks for the best wishes – I hope you have a great summer. Your wonderful description brought hakuna matata to mind from that epic movie The Lion King.

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  17. Lavinia Ross says:

    Beautiful photos, including the mountain. Ever see Mount Shasta in California? We passed that at sunrise on our way to Oregon when we moved here. That was spectacular!

    Glad you are tuned into food o’clock, and haven’t forgotten that. 🙂 Happy August!

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      I haven’t ever seen Mount Shasta or been to California or Oregon. However, they are both places that have been the object of some amazing photos and I hope to see them some day.

      Food o’clock – I like that. That inner clock seems to give me regular prompts.

      I hope you are having a wonderful summer despite all the work at your place.

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  18. Pam says:

    Have a wonderful month!

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