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As I looked for a book deep in the stacks of Kansas University's Watson Library one day in 1976, I found instead an open space. Turning around to see the complete twenty-five volume set (1930-1955) of the Journal of Calendar Reform changed my life. I began reading right there on the floor and continued my study by repeatedly checking out each one during the next few years.

It was fun to share The World Calendar idea with others - and a helpful part of deciding if it was better enough to be worth the effort. People typically asked HOW would we change to it – and WHEN – which challenged me to come up with answers. I gradually recognized that the compelling advantages of The World Calendar are also the persuasive sources of inner dedication necessary to both start and complete such an attempt. How could I continue to ignore such motivation while finding myself not doing anything more important with my life?

The answer was to stipulate that I would start and not stop trying unless somehow convinced that The World Calendar is not the best choice as alternative to the current disorder. Giving myself permission to act in favor of The World Calendar released a continuing surge of details. For example, the perplexing disconnect between our simple-clock and confused-calendar began gaining increased specificity: This one-clock world is technologically connected enough now to simultaneously focus on using a better calendar.

Most people recognize a need for a better calendar. Blinding doubt, however, has amazing potential to quickly end conversations that introduce a project this huge. When initial reactions of surprise and ignorance subside long enough for listening and inquiry to follow, the possibility is real. So is the excitement. My role is settling in as one of sharing how I think we can do it -- and going ahead and doing it. The pieces are fitting together.

Please explore this site and others linked to it and tell me how you see yourself fitting in -- doing it. Let others hear of your anticipations and preparations on the way to fostering expectation!

Wayne Edward Richardson

 

"The need for a better calendar has not gone away. Cosmetic changes to application have moved some holidays to Monday, thus calming one of the more noticeable objections. As people increasingly access the Gregorian calendar with computers, they extend the masked partner reign of wall and desk versions. Together, they sustain unending inconvenience enough to keep it bearable and ignored." -- wer

 

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