It’s 5:40 a.m.

Good morning from Richmond, Virginia.

I cycled 2.5 miles today, starting from the furthest edge of my university to the State’s capitol building, then back.

It’s now 5:42 a.m.

And it just turned to the 43rd minute of the hour of 5; 17 minutes from 6 a.m.

Do you know the meaning of “am?”

It’s something we all accepted as sort of a law that represents the time before mid-day; before noon.

It means ante merīdiem, which is Latin for “Before noon.”

And to add to our knowledge, P.M. means Post meridiem.

Thus we can conclude, from using the distributive property,

Meridiem means noon.


If you suddenly feel a shy spark warming the mind, called curiosity, give that spark a chance to grow into a fire.

It’s now 5:54 ante meridiem, satisfy your timid curiosity today.

With Love and Sincerity

Jose Michael Rubio

I am a future 7-time Oscar Winner, better known for my psycho-interpretation films, but I'll retire relatively young, only to continue writing screenplays in a small coastal village in Colombia. I'll allow Directors and Producers to film and produce my post-retirement stories after I pass away. In my will, the royalties will be given to the Mental Health Foundation, which will provide them with just enough money and resources to discover the cure for Alzheimer's. I'll continue winning Oscars after my death, but I will not know how many because it's past my time.

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