Early in January, I always feel as if I was living on a forgotten island eastward of the International Date Line. The new year seems to reach other people so much earlier than me: Somehow, superhuman efficiency allowed them to achieve their old-year-goals, prepare for Christmas, celebrate, look back and reflect, look forward and plan,… Continue reading 14 Moderate Proposals for Daunting, Delightful and Dilettantish Deeds to Pursue in 2014
Early this morning, I had an appointment with the dentist. 8am, on January 2. What a nice way to begin the new year. I was worried I would have to get an inlay. Another dentist had discovered some caries and advised me to get it done just a month ago. But then, today’s dentist1 couldn’t… Continue reading 13
Now he went crazy, you’ll think. Wishing a Happy New Year on December 8th?! Of course, most of us are accustomed to celebrate New Year on January 1st, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. But frankly, this date is arbitrary. You might have heard that the Chinese, for example, celebrate New Year’s Day between January 21st… Continue reading Happy New Year 2009!