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January 2, 2016
Calendar Crazy

I’m going to make a plea for calendar sanity. It will fall on deaf ears because of (a) tradition and (b) inertia. In other words, because of the lamest excuse known to humanity: “We’ve always done it that way!” But here goes. Why is the calendar for January one row longer than it needs to […]

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