Monday, September 04, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Two Ways This Could End


From my friend, Claudia, who found this on a former friend's Facebook page:


And from Twitter:


I'm not so sure about "GOP recovers". How many failures can they send us?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We're About to Find Out


If you're like me, when you were in school and read about the rise of Nazism in the 1930s, you wondered what you would have done.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

For "Bells of St. Mary's" and "Going My Way" Fans


If you are (or once were) a fan of the Bing Crosby films Bells of St. Mary's (1945) and Going My Way (1944), which seemed to run on television a lot in the 1960s, you might remember a boys' choir in both movies.

Going My Way
Can you spot Carl "Alfalfa" Spitzer of Our Gang?



It was the choir of Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago, and they sang (with member changes) from 1904 until 1967, when the choir was disbanded. Nevertheless, the choir alumni still got together to sing, beginning in the 1970s.

But time marches on, and the boys became geezers. Next month the alumni choir will sing it's last performance.

More here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tweets Worth Reading


Jul 20
I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support - unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!