Heard on the local “family-friendly” Christian radio station

while making chocolate-covered strawberries. SO AWESOME.Here it is live:And just because: … [Read more...]

“Wait a while, eternity!”

Mountain Goats cover "Christmas in Prison." … [Read more...]

Thy songs were made for the pure and free

"The Minstrel Boy" always gets me. Here a seven-year-old child sings it--scroll to the second recording--in 1904, at a family Christmas, not long before their "short twentieth century" began. Link via TKB. … [Read more...]

“How to Give Charitably, But More Charitably”

Simcha Fisher, for you last-minuters. … [Read more...]

Christmas movies: “The Conversation”

I talk about The Conversation at the University Bookman. But what am I really saying? … [Read more...]

“The Five Most Baffling Christmas-Related Crimes Ever”

Don't steal snakes. (Actually an empathetic piece as well as very funny--not surprising considering the byline.) … [Read more...]