May 22, 2019

There are two kinds of people,” said Joe Girardi, manager of the Yankees: those who think two-fifths of a second is a short time, and those who think it’s a long time.”

—Lee Child
   American (British-born)writer (b.1954)

Source:quoted in Reacher Said Nothing:Lee Child and the Making of Make Me, by Andy Martin (buy from Amazon)

The Boston Globe’s editors and I agreed in December 2015 that Reflection for the Day will no longer appear in the newspaper, ending a 32-year run since the feature was launched by visionary Boston Globe editor Tom Winship. I will continue to publish the Reflections on this website every day, including most Sundays, into 2016 and beyond. To my many regular print readers through the years I extend deep gratitude and warm wishes for the New Year. —Thomas Fitzpatrick