Our member Carmen found the below in the above and sent it to me on Nov 12 at 3:00 PM
November 1, 2014, “Daylight Saving: Now is Not the Time,” by George Ball, chairman of the W. Atlee Burpee & Co. and past president of the American Horticultural Society:
Mr. Ball discusses the “now of mindlessness,” the “digital Babylon of the new, novel, momentous, scandalous, and sensational” that endlessly monopolizes our attention via the Internet, Twitter, TV, news, etc. He goes on to say that when we “step away from the carny fairway of mass media, and meander through the great works of the past . . . we are struck by the newness and nowness of the experience.” He ends his article with, “As G. K. Chesterton wrote: ‘Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.'”
This dovetails nicely with Richard’s contribution to last month’s meeting also from the WSJ.