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The welcome tyranny of the seasonal calendar

When I first became a manager, after spending my days finding out what the marketing people wanted to know and designing research and analyzing data and writing reports and generally living a self-regulated life, my days were suddenly taken over … Continue reading

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For Runeberg’s Day (and Curtis)

Except for my friend Liz, who pre-mails food supplies to her vacation address and packs a clam rake in her luggage, I’m the most organized person I know. I make lists; I plot my garden on graph paper (though another … Continue reading

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Those stacks of calendar pages just don’t quite line up

For some reason I thought that when Pope Gregory fixed the calendar in 1582, everybody but England went along. Not true (and by the way, this is my last fixing-of-the-calendar entry, so just tune out if this is too boring. … Continue reading

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09 09 09

If you go to Bing, you find out that it equals 0.111111, that Facebook wants 999,999 members by today, something about bowel incontinence, and something about romance after 60. If you go to Google, you can find out why 09/09/09 … Continue reading

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Patriots’ Day

It’s okay that the dates of Easter and Passover float around, since nobody knows when (or if) they really happened. But although three-day weekends are great, it just doesn’t seem right to me that Martin Luther King Jr. and George … Continue reading

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Old Lady Day

On this day in England they don’t give up their seats to wizened ladies with blue hair, but they do begin a new tax year. On April 6?? It all goes back to the switch from “Annunciation style” to “Circumcision … Continue reading

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Aprilis

How did April get its name? Well, maybe it’s as simple as aperire, the Latin word for “to open.” Not as evocative as those februa thongs, but there is a lot of opening going on these days, midst all the … Continue reading

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