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  • Up goes the umbrage quotient

    Usually the result is quite harmless and often even funny. Occasionally, though, you get the impression that you definitely need to correct ...

  • The resolution is lost

    I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but found the exercise extremely stressful. There were so many extenuating circumstances involved that ...

  • The elephant is screaming

    I know. That’s a hell of a thing to be doing in the middle of the peace and joy of the Christmas season. But like death and taxes, it couldn’t be ...

  • The giving season

    One of the reasons it grates on your nerves so much is that usually you are most definitely not ready for Christmas, and you resent like hell ...

  • Let there be peace on Earth

    Perhaps you can think of someone on the planet who has done more in the last few months than Trump to encourage conflict and war among the ...

  • Santa Claus is coming to town

    No, I take that back. The most horrendous thing is that it is said by parents to their children. Some parents and child development ...

  • Christmas on celluloid

    No way does it seem that long ago. Until, that is, you take a look at a recent picture of Macaulay Culkin.You’ve seen pictures of beautiful ...

  • “... the least of these”

    It means, of course, that we expect ourselves and everyone around us to behave in a more or less “civilized” manner. Most of us have the human ...

  • Just in time

    The United States is bigger, but we are more wonderful. The U.S. is stronger, but we are more wonderful. Actually, we are bigger than the U.S. ...

  • The Three Mouseketeers

    In response to the overwhelming number of requests I receive to give you, my readers, the benefit of my analysis of the above-mentioned, here it ...