New Year’s Day (Observed)

Two items of note:

1) Today is New Year’s Day [Observed]

2) Our Atomic Clock is suddenly 10 minutes slow

Because New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday, which we all agree isn’t a real day, its observance was transferred to the closest legitimate day, which, in this case, is Monday.  Sure, Sunday is a day, and it’s even the Lord’s Day, but then again they all are, right?  If God were only allowed to own one day of the week, He’s only a mid-level manager… born in a low-level manger (Christmas ba-doom jinglebells.)

The illegitimacy of Sunday is reinforced by Daylight Savings Time [Observed] which always falls on a Sunday, since that day doesn’t really exist in the chronoverse.  Sunday is time’s punching bag.

Now that I think about it, our trusty Atomic Clock, which receives its time from space (cue: David Bowie tribute), was off by 10 minutes on Sunday morning.  Where do 10 minutes go?  Are they Left Behind (cue: Kirk Cameron reference) in 2016?  Of all the clocks in our home, from oven to basement, from alarm clock to forgotten watch whose 1:00 AM alarm cannot be disabled, it is our bathroom clock that we most rely on as the Big Ben (cue: overt London clipart in Monty Python style.)  For SpaceClock to be wrong, even by a second and certainly by 600 of them (seconds, I mean,) is torturous to my sense of time elasticity.

I woke up Sunday after a good long sleep that stretched from about 9:30pm to 5am, which means I totally slept through the New Year’s ball drop.  One might say I dropped the ball on observing the New Year, but they shouldn’t.  I wasn’t sure it was 2017 until I checked my phone.

Thankfully, we’ve been given this fine Monday to let this all sink in.  Happy New Year!


About radamdavidson

When I'm not blogging, I'm hanging out with my family, pastoring a church, or listening to vinyl. I think and write about Jesus, music, communication, organizational leadership, family whatnot, and cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at, watch [RadCast], a daily 3 minute video devotional, or find me on socials (@radamdavidson). I also help Pastors in their preaching and public speaking (
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