In the Passage of Time Author:S.J. Goldsmith "I beg to present another selection of essays, hoping once more to instruct amuse. They have accumulated since my last collection in 1970. The slaughtering of sacred cows goes on, of course. But they seem to multiply rather than diminish in numbers. I tried to avoid obiter dicta but I am not sure how well I have succeeded. — The title of the book... more », 'In The Passage of Time', is meant to indicate an attempt to close that famous gap between events and the awareness of them. 'Attempt' is the operative word. If I have managed to narrow that gap here and there, I shall be happy."