Monday, October 6, 2014

5 Ways We Can "Re-Boot" Our Failed #Calendar

Is our calendar perfect? Few would argue that it is. In fact, it's pretty much a mess.

The number of days in each month are uneven, its quarters are unequal, and it's impossible to determine when on which day of the week any random date will fall.

But it turns out, there are many, many other - arguably better - ideas to reform it and make how we mark time more predictable and easier.

Here are just FIVE:

1. The 13-Moon Calendar. Inspired by the ancient Mayan Long-Count calendar, this proposal to reform the current Gregorian calendar re-names all the months, and introduces other innovations, including an extra month, which approximates many ancient calendars.

2. The Symmetry454 Calendar is a proposal by a Toronto university professor. It features four exactly equal quarters of 28-, 35- and 28-day months, making it easier to compare fiscal quarters. It's beautiful symmetry contrasts with the chaotic Gregorian.

3. The 13-month "Sol" Calendar updates an Old Idea - the 13- month year tied to the lunar cycle. This calendar's 13 months are all 28 days long, making it easy to remember the length of months. A leap year is added to the last month, December, and a new month, Sol, is added between June and July.

4. The New Earth Calendar is a bit of a hybrid - mixing the best elements of proposals like the Symmetry454 calendar and the 13 months of the Sol calendar.

5. Finally, the 30x11 Calendar is what its creator calls a "Gentle Update" of our current calendar. All of its months are 30 days long, except December, which rounds out the 365 or 366-day year with 35 or 36 days. It makes it incredibly easy to determine what day number each day on the calendar holds, and makes it easy to remember days.

All of these calendars - and MANY MORE - can be found EXCLUSIVELY on the new Abbott ePublishing eBook "A New Calendar for The World" available from the Abbott ePublishing website.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Shocking, Relevant 8th Prophesy of Madame Mary Ordana

"The Prophesies of Madame Mary Ordana for the 2010s," published Jan. 20, 2010 by Abbott ePublishing, continue to amaze and astound all who read this short but explosive eBook!

JUST ONE EXAMPLE: In 2014, two events - the deaths of Robin Williams and Lauren Becall were noted as possibly referring to the Eighth of Madame Mary Ordana's 50+ prophesies:

"Two deaths at once, oh how sorrowful. Old Hollywood cries. One still dominated the screen; Another, aged, alone she dies."

One can easily interpret this as a prophesy of the passing of Robin Williams - who still has four films to be released THIS YEAR alone, and the Grande Dame of Hollywood, Lauren Becall, who died the same week at the age of 89.

Check out more of her prophesies - including the 2010 "year of earthquakes" that she predicted accurately - at Abbott ePublishing's Website, Her entire eBook of prophesies is available for just $1.49 for a limited time!

Madame Mary Ordana has become well-known for her clarity of thought and for the poetic form of her prophetic writing, which will appeal to many just for the sheer artistic beauty of her words.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Our calendar can be so much better. Here's how:

With the economy still in the tank, only slowly clawing its way back to prosperity, there are some who argue that all other topics should take a back seat to solving our economic problems and getting people back to work.

That’s why, at first glance, talking about reforming the calendar seems like a colossal waste of time. But in reality, it’s not, and there’s actually a great economic argument to be made that changing our old, outdated calendar system could actually HELP the economy.

Dozens of great calendar reform ideas have been proposed. Many attempt to make the calendar perpetual, meaning that it would look exactly the same every year. Of course our Gregorian Calendar is not the same ever year, and does not look the same, but starts on different days of the week, has a variable length (depending on whether it's a leap year or not) and its quarters are uneven. Not so for these proposed calendars.

For example, the World Calendar proposal would start on a Sunday every year, and end on a Saturday every year. Each quarter would be exactly 91 days in length, making it easier for businesses to compare quarters.

The Symmetry454 Calendar also starts and ends on the same days ever year (starting on Mondays and ending on Sundays) and each quarter is also the same size, with the three months within each having 28, 35 and 28 days, respectively. The 18th day of the middle, 35-day month is the exact mid-point of each quarter, making it easier for businesses to use this as a “marker” to judge sales and progress, based on each quarter. By keeping the year at 364 days in length (367 every few years with the addition of a “leap week”) this proposal also makes comparing year-to-year sales easier.

Other calendar proposals also offer symmetry and balance in the place of the jumble of month lengths we currently use. The Sol Calendar, for example, has 13 months, each of exactly 28 days.

Each month begins on the same day of the week as January does in each calendar year. While business Quarters are not possible (since 13 is not divisible by 4) the equality of month lengths makes them comparable with one another. And it’s noteworthy that a 13-period financial calendar is already in wide use in business and accounting.

The New Earth Calendar proposal also contains 13 months of 28 days each, but starts each day of each month on a Monday by adding a leap week of seven days every 5 or 6 years.

The 30x11 Calendar concept is also among many that provides symmetry, with 11 straight 30-day months and one month, December, with 35 days (36 in leap years.) With a 35-day December, clearance sales would be easier to promote during the traditionally slow after-Christmas buying binge.

Business is always looking for simplicity and ways to better compare sales, costs and seasonal variations. Tinkering with our calendar design can offer businesses – small, large and multinationals alike – several advantages they don’t currently enjoy with the Gregorian Calendar.

For these and other calendar concepts, check out Abbott ePublishing’s eBook “A New Calendar for the World” for just $1.99 at (instant download after PayPal payment.)

Monday, January 13, 2014

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