An unexpected package arrived in the mail today. “The Hidden History of the United States 2011 Calendar,” courtesy of The Progressive. I subscribed to The Progressive for a few years, from ’98 to ’02. What soured me on the magazine was Howard Zinn’s response to 9/11, which I seem to remember as a “We brought … Continue reading On a Calendar in the Mail
I received in the mail today a package I was not expecting. It was the Colonial Williamsburg 2010 Wall Calendar. I’ve been contributing to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for a few years now, even though it’s someplace I’ve never been, though I’ve always meant to go. They produce a nice history magazine, and I enjoy … Continue reading On Receiving a Calendar
New year, new calendar time. Last year at the office I had three calendars. Two were hanging monthly calendars. There was a Lord of the Rings calendar, specifically for the Battle for Middle Earth games from EA. I also had a Winnie-the-Pooh calendar, which showed Pooh and his friends, including Lumpy. There’s also the page-a-day … Continue reading On Old Calendars
Happy New Year! In the Shire, anyway. If we were Hobbits, if we lived in the Shire, today would be the first day of the new year, the 2nd of the month of Yule. Yule is a strange month. It’s only two days long. The first of Yule is the last day of the year. … Continue reading On the Start of the New (Hobbit) Year
Today is not May the 33rd. So I am told.
A bit more than a year ago, I was anxiously anticipating the Lord of the Rings video game, The White Council. An open-ending role-playing game, along the line of Morrowind, The White Council would have put gamers in the role of a character in the period a few decades prior to The Lord of the … Continue reading On Two Calendars