The magi as you know were wise men….

The Gift of the Magi The magi, as you know, were wise men–wonderfully wise men–who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely […]

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40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Last year I recommended Handel’s Messiah A Soulful Celebration. And a couple of years back, I was on the ball enough to give advance notice of ABC’s showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas. (I hope the shameless commercialism of those links doesn’t offend Chuck.) This year, I got new music – 40 Years: A Charlie […]

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Liberaltarians? I bet he thought it was a new word…

but I know better. That word wasn’t coined by Brink Lindsey of the Cato Institute, it was coined roughly 18 years ago by a very conservative friend of mine, in reference to yours truly. I’ve drifted right and he’s sounding more libertarian every year – and we still both vote Republican. Sorry, still no great […]

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A Day That Will Live in Infamy

Sixty-five years ago today, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace […]

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