Monthly Archives: December 2016


Can You Hear It?

thethepeople2by Glenn Fairman   12/30/16
2016 will go down in history as the time when the West’s inexorable march towards oblivion halted in its tracks.  It was the year that the tyrant’s mask slipped and showed the world that its Global City was really a poisoned ant hill. It was a year when the glory of the hive was stripped bare. More » • (1453 views)

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In the Valley of the Kings

inthevalleyofthekingsSuggested by Brad NelsonHoward Carter and the Mystery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb • The world celebrated the find that gave Carter such renown. But by the time of his death, the discovery had nearly destroyed him. This is an evocative account of this remarkable man and his times.
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Reaching For the Light

wintersolsticeby Anniel12/28/16
Autumn Equinox overtook us in September before we knew it. We lost light rather quickly in our journey about the sun, then, finally, we could make out stars again, and the moon’s waxing and waning became more visible. More » • (2177 views)

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Parting Shots at 2016

2016by Brad Nelson12/27/16
Thomas Sowell is retiring. Here is his Farewell Note in which he writes: More » • (835 views)

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That Wonderful Tree

charliebrowntreeby Glenn Fairman   12/23/16
Christmas, if not a time for utter extravagance, is at least a season for pulling out some of the stops. This year is the first that my daughter and her husband will spend in their new home, and what better way to highlight that vaulted ceiling than with a glorious fir tree? More » • (763 views)

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Like a Bowl Full of Retail

by Brad Nelson12/22/16

It’s Christmas, and this is internet blogging, so allow me to make a snow mountain out of an ice crystal. More » • (381 views)

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Conservatives Like “Merry Christmas”; Liberals Like “Happy Holidays”

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke12/22/16
Ah, liberals. They really are a breed apart (mostly from sanity). And a timely example of how we’re a divided nation concerns the conservative/liberal dispute over how to greet people at Christmastime. More » • (676 views)

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Islam is the Problem

by Selwyn Duke12/22/16

“Islam is not the problem,” proclaims the Left. And if you say otherwise, you’re a “racist,” even though “Muslim” is not a race. Yet a fact remains: virtually all the world’s terrorists today claim Islamic motivations. More » • (628 views)

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My Sting-ray Christmas

Stingrayby Glenn Fairman   12/22/16
A Holiday Reprise  •  A scant lifetime ago, before the world had yet lost its luster, I was a young boy from a large family growing up happily in the East San Gabriel Valley region of Southern California. My memories begin to solidify in the early 1960’s with the era of Beatlemania and the striking down of a young President. More » • (3852 views)

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Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holidays!

godblessuseveryoneby Leigh Bravo12/21/16
There! I said it and I mean it! I wish everyone a happy experience this Holiday season regardless of your beliefs. The United States is a place that celebrates the freedom of each individual to practice his or her own religious beliefs. More » • (892 views)

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The ‘Greatest Film of All Time’ Explained

vertigo2by Jon N. Hall12/20/16
The first movie that I ever really “studied” was Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1958 masterpiece Vertigo. It was the mid-1980s and I had just read a review of the film by James Loutzenhiser, a Kansas City psychiatrist who moonlighted as a movie critic. More » • (467 views)

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Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine

fromchristtoconstantine2Suggested by Brad Nelson • Jonathan Phillips attempts to find the answer to the question: How did Christianity grow and develop from just a small, Jewish sect to the largest, and majority, dominant religion of the West?
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