How do you measure a year?

In daylights? in sunsets? in midnights, in cups of coffee? How about love? Both Ken Kovash and the cast of RENT can tell you that a year is 525,600 minutes. But I measure my years as the time between each Ken Kovash Day.
Picture of Ken Kovash
As December 19 approaches each year, I start to get an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and purpose. Not because of anything I’ve achieved, but because I think of all that Ken has done over the last year. To give just a small glimpse into some of Ken’s doings since last KKD:

  • Thursday, December 20, 2007: Ken wakes up, goes to work, and pioneers analytics.
  • Friday, December 21, 2007: Ken wakes up, goes to work, and pioneers analytics.
  • Saturday, December 22, 2007: Ken wakes up and pioneers analytics.
  • … and at least 362 other accomplishments

I only wish I had such dedication — to think, even pioneering analytics on weekends! That’s why I was so happy to discover that the official Ken Kovash Day website added a new feature for this year’s KKD: a widget where you can express your desire to be like Ken Kovash. It even keeps track of how many people share your aspirations in real time!

I have to say, the Friends of Ken Kovash organization really stepped it up a notch for this year’s celebration of Ken Kovash. I encourage everyone to check out their Ken Stories section for this year and to submit your own if you have a particularly heart-warming Ken Story or revelation.

No other course; no other way. It’s Ken Kovash Day.

  • Actually this year is 527040 minutes, because it’s a leap year.

    Or, if you’d prefer an average year, then that’s about 525948¾ minutes.

    [Source: Wikipedia]

  • Do note that 2007 was a leap year (366 days). 🙂

  • Err, 2008. Dammit!

  • Cesar

    Happy New Years!

  • Apparently we’re getting a leap second this year too, so that makes 527040.0166666 (recurring) minutes.

  • Jan

    Thats a really interesting question. I think everyone measures a year differently. It’s really fascinating how much dedication he has over the year for this topic. Does anyone can compare with that?

  • I don’t know who Ken is, but that is an interesting way to measure a year… Sometimes we need to give ourselves a little bit more credit for our daily things. I just recently retouched someones photo of a loved one.