Category Archives: Celebrations, festivals, memorials

Schedules in space

The day after a resolution-less New Year’s, the day most resolutions get broken anyway – what better day to start up this blog again, especially after reading this piece in the Atlantic about life aboard the International Space Station. It … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend

I read in the Times today that you’re not supposed to ask a working person what their summer plans are because you’ll make them feel bad, especially if you’re headed off to your summer home in the Hamptons or the … Continue reading

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Election day

It’s primary day in Pennsylvania, and I didn’t get up at 5:15 and stagger over to the polling place and open up the machines and put up the notices and swear I wasn’t betting on the outcome and stare at … Continue reading

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Rubik’s Cube

As I’ve written before, I’d love to be the person in charge of the Google Doodle, the one who both has to think about what happened on each date (as in “celebrating time”) and how to represent it in an … Continue reading

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In case you forgot

and because I, as a mother, decided to take the day off… https://celebratingtime.wordpress.com/2009/05/10/anna-jarviss-mothers-day/

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Two dead composers, born today

All these years of Celebrating Time, all these days of trying to come up with what had happened on all those days (till my readers got sick of reading about saints), and I’d never realized that Brahms and Tchaikovsky were … Continue reading

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“That particular fatal tissue in which one finds oneself embedded”

I want so much to be able to write about the two profound events we attended yesterday, both about endings. One, a symposium in honor of a brilliant humanities professor who is retiring after 45 years of college teaching; the … Continue reading

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