It’s that time of year we in my family call the ‘Christmas Train Wreck.’ As the big day approaches, efforts ramp up and this year will be different in some ways, but the same in others. There just isn’t enough time in each day for those of us who are Christmas-obsessed.
Thing is, this is a good train wreck for the most part.
Other thing is, today is my last official day in the office until the Monday after New Year’s Day.
As noted in various places on this site, I’ll be setting up a new system after January 1 for supporters to tip us. We’ll be moving from PayPal to a new option.
This year, I’ll be posting links (most days) to archived stories that may have not made it to the top of the reader list. Some may have been overlooked due to the efforts most legacy media put into winning the November election. Others may have been overlooked because search engines do not heart ‘thinkative’ indie blogs.
My first archived link connects you to an article about Erik Larson’s incredible book The Splendid and the Vile. If you haven’t read it, or if you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves a good read, this is the book. Larson’s portrait of Sir Winston Churchill will blow your mind. I highly recommend it, and I get absolutely nothing for raving about this author who happens to be one of my favorites. This book would be a great gift for anyone who loves to read about history. Larson is one of the best nonfiction writers in the land, and the book is a page turner.
So there’s the first archived link, and as time permits, I’ll post new ones until my grand, wonderful Christmas train wreck is resolved.
(Kay B. Day/December 16, 2020)
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