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2011-01-09
Rant: Calendars

Most calendars made in the US use five lines for dates. Most months run 30-31 days. That works fine when the month begins on a Sunday through Thursday. But when a month begins on a Friday or a Saturday, as this month does, American calendars do something that I can only describe as brain-dead: they […]

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July 27: Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell (1777) It was on this date, July 27, 1777, the Scottish poet Thomas Campbell was born in Glasgow, the youngest of the eleven children. Once destined for the ministry and the law, he studied at Glasgow and Edinburgh and became life-long friends with Walter Scott. In 1799 Campbell published a poem called “Pleasures […]



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