Yesterday I remarked to my wife that it was only 6:45 p.m. and it felt that it should be much later. And then I added that it was Thursday but felt more like a Tuesday.

And I finished by saying, “I wonder if the perception of time changes as one grows older?” She seemed to think so, waved me off, and returned to the book she was reading, while I went to my study to contemplate it some more, until I grew sleepy, and went to bed before 9. …

Michael Embry

Michael Embry is the author of nine novels, three nonfiction sports books, and a short-story collection. He spent more than 30 years in the news media.

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