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December 25, 2017

 

Tonight I read "Twas the Night before Christmas."

Why did the Protestant Reformers, The New England Puritans and the Communist Soviets all HATE Christmas and St Nick? They squashed it and did all they could to bury it. Yet in America it took held and morphed into somet...

December 23, 2017

 

On this mini episode I read the classic Ogden Nash Christmas poem about the mischievous Jabez Dawes. Don't be an uncivil mean little brute like boy Dawes!

The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus 
by Ogden Nash

In Baltimore there lived a boy.
He wasn't anybody's joy.
Although...

December 21, 2017

We all know that person. That person, who, no matter what you do, they just will not stop smiling!


Brad Beck is one of those people. He's a career salesman, and he's made a mantra out of optimism. In fact he changed his title from "National Sales Manager" to Director o...

December 13, 2017

One of my favorite Christmas songs "Baby It's Cold Outside" has become an odd battleground of ideas. In the 40s when it was created, it was merely, well, a song. Today it has been called the "Date Anthem" by major magazines like Salon, Huffington Post, Vox, and Cosmopo...

December 9, 2017

Poem: "Gunga Din" By Rudyard Kipling

Gunga Din is a "blackfaced crewman" who brings water to British troops in "Injia" If any of those words seemed racist and offend you, by god you had better run for the hills! That is only the beginning.

Just Google these two words "Ra...

December 7, 2017

My friend Chase Abendschein and I talk about the poem The Road Not Taken, which is one of those poems that people who know a little bit about poetry love to school others on. "ACTUALLY that poem is about..."

Chase is a salesmen, like a super salesman. He works in global...

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