Via The Daily What. What you don't get used to is the way fixed periods of time- say, for example, 13 years- seem to get shorter and shorter and shorter. At some point you realize that it does seem that way, but you never really get used to it.
Followup, Thurs. July 1: Gad! Another 13-year anniversary! According to The NYT, "On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony." I don't really recall the publication of the HP book, nor do I remember when it really started to get traction. But I do remember the reversion of Hong Kong... I probably would have guessed it was before 9/11, but not much earlier. Speaking of which, 9 years already? Sheesh!
Is This Your Hat?
2 years ago