Saturday, July 20th, 2019

What’s Christmas without A Christmas Carol? In December 2013, author Neil Gaiman read from Charles Dickens’ performance copy at the New York Public Library. This is the copy that Dickens used when he gave public readings of his work. For those of you who want to read along, I posted the whole story in five […]

Liberal bloggers defining the word, “obtuse.” Might be the greatest thing I have ever seen. — Christian Schneider (@Schneider_CM) September 26, 2014 Print this entry

Over at the MacIver Institute, a look back at 2012 and everything that went wrong (and a few things that went right). The year 2012 was, as Dickens put it, the “best of times, it was the worst of times.” Another writer might have said it was the year our glorious summer was made the […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Dec 23, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 10A Christmas starts with practicing surprised look Jesus, Ted Nugent and Don Corleone part of holiday My evening was interrupted with yet another delivery. In my best Roberto Duran voice I said to the driver, “No mas, no mas.” I think he misunderstood me […]

(Stave one was posted Sunday at 5:00 PM. Stave two was posted Monday. Stave three was posted Tuesday. Stave 4 was posted yesterday.) STAVE FIVE THE END OF IT Yes! and the bedpost was his own. The bed was his own, the room was his own. Best and happiest of all, the Time before him […]

(Stave one was posted Sunday at 5:00 PM. Stave two was posted Monday. Stave three was posted yesterday. Stave 5 will be posted at 5:00 PM tomorrow.) STAVE FOUR THE LAST OF THE SPIRITS The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very […]

STAVE THREE (Stave one was posted Sunday at 5:00 PM. Stave two was posted last night. Staves 4-5 will be posted at 5:00 PM tomorrow and Thursday.) THE SECOND OF THE THREE SPIRITS Awaking in the middle of a prodigiously tough snore, and sitting up in bed to get his thoughts together, Scrooge had no […]

STAVE TWO (Stave one was posted yesterday at 5:00 PM. Staves 3-5 will be posted at 5:00 PM each night this week.) THE FIRST OF THE THREE SPIRITS When Scrooge awoke it was so dark, that, looking out of bed, he could scarcely distinguish the transparent window from the opaque walls of his chamber. He […]

STAVE ONE (Staves 2-5 will follow each night at 5:00 PM – JW) MARLEY’S GHOST Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon […]