One thing that makes me feel old sometimes are all these changes they’re making to our coins and dollar bills. The theory of time passing us by is always one that fascinates me. At some point in the future, people will look at our money and think about it in the same way that we think about a buffalo nickel today. That’s such a minor thing to consider in life, but when you stop and think about it, it’s quite powerful. We’re all just a small part of the big clock.

On a related note, since the Fed has recently made changes to the ten and the twenty dollar bill, it should come as no surprise that they’re also rolling out changes to the five-dollar bill, effective in 2006. The previews have been making the rounds on the news websites:

Yeah, it surprised me, too. I mean, they didn’t even ask me. Nonetheless, of course it’s an honor to know that someday, 100 years down the road, someone will pick this up and wonder what it was like to live way back in 2004, when money looked this different.

Song now playing: Pink Floyd – “Pigs”