The Magic Of Christmas

When you think of Christmas, what do you think about? For me, Christmas is magic. Not the kind we usually think of when we think of Christmas. By way of explanation, a short story. The first part of it may seem a little sad, but don’t worry, it has a happy enough ending. When I…
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Why I Really Don’t Like “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

Like most people, I really love Christmas music. Most of it. The one exception is “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” Hate is a strong word, but I really don’t like that tune. Here’s why. It all began when I was 3 or 4 years old, just beginning to figure out how the world works. …
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Thanks

Thanksgiving is one of the most reflective of holidays. At least it is for me. Sometimes about now I like to make a little list of some of the things I’m thankful for. Not the big stuff necessarily. That’s sort of a given. Rather, some of the little things I’ve picked up on in my…
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Watergate And The “Witch Hunt”

Public impeachment hearings begin in the House this week in Washington. They won’t just be seen on the cable news networks this time. Daytime game shows and soap operas will give way to the first public testimony on the major broadcast networks as well. Some of us of a certain age recall another set of…
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Gene Autry

Ken Burns’ wonderful, new documentary series County Music on PBS is just terrific. I hope you got a chance to see it. I was especially taken with one particular section of the film, on the country’s “singing cowboys” of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. It got me thinking. That’s not always a good thing,…
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