“Time Warps: The Pandemic’s Effect on Our Sense of Duration”
The pandemic has done a lot to affect our perception of time, but not all people experience the warping the same way – for some time has moved slowly, for others quickly, and for many they feel both ways! What makes the minute hand move like molasses? What makes the days fly by? Hugh Taft-Morales explores various explanations for warped perceptions of time and offers some hints as to how to manage time in a way that supports full living.
Hugh Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU). Hugh taught philosophy and history for twenty-five years in Washington, D. C., after which he transitioned into Ethical Culture Leadership. In April of 2009 he graduated from the Humanist Institute and was certified as an Ethical Culture Leader by the AEU in 2010.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Taft-Morales graduated with a B.A. cum laude in American History from Yale University, 1979, and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, 1986. He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife, Maureen, a Specialist in Latin America for the Congressional Research Service. They have three wonderful adult children – Sean, Maya, and Justin. Hugh’s hobbies include yoga, singing, and playing guitar.