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Tonight President Obama will let us in on what he’s going to do about Isis in Syria. Yesterday he briefed Congressional leaders . Now it’s our turn. For the record there has been little if any debate in Congress about the possibility of deeper military involvement in Syria or its environs. Congress, after all, ... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of J.S. Bach Who wrote sacred music for a Lutheran flock. Among the Baroque there wasn’t one savvier. His most famous work is the “Well-Tempered Clavier”. “In writing his monumental ‘Well-Tempered Clavier’ Bach once again wanted to create music that would help his wife and children learn to play the keyboard instruments.... Read more »
Today is the birthday of Theodore Geisel Children no matter their age or their size’ll Admit they were read him just out of the womb, The dear Dr. Seuss, which is his nom de plume.
[Milton by Godfrey Kneller] Born today was poet John Milton. His masterpiece on Adam’s wiltin’, “Paradise Lost”, you’ll come to find Was finished after he was blind. A soupcon of Milton’s transcending poetry from Book I of Paradise Lost: “Is this the Region, this the Soil, the Clime,” Said then the lost Arch Angel, “this the... Read more »
Born today Alexander Pope, Famous for this succinct trope: Drink deep, he wrote, the Pierian Spring, A little learning is a dangerous thing.* * “An Essay on Criticism” 215-216 More heroic couplets from Pope: 1. “True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, /As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.” 2.... Read more »
Born today was Perry Como, Once pop music’s majordomo. Romantic ballad, novelty tune, In laid-back style with charm he’d croon.* *Remember these songs from the 50s? 1.Round and Round 2. Hot Diggity(Dog Ziggity Boom) 3. Catch a Falling Star 4. Papa Loves Mambo 5. No Other Love 6. Magic Moments 7. Juke Box Baby... Read more »
Ah, don’t you just love the wacky humor of “The Argyle Sweater” by Scott Hilburn? It’s one of my favorites. I never miss a day of its world of bizarrerie. And what an honor to appear in it. Well, at least ,my name, Jerry, does. And the caption is spot on for me and, I... Read more »
If one is the loneliest number, than twelve is a pretty gregarious guy. Especially on this rare day, when three 12s define it. There must be something about 12 that gives it a zing, a tang, a je ne sais quoi. It must be wired into the human genome for certain. Why else are there so... Read more »
Playboy Hefner’s eighty-six. Happy that his heart still ticks. Still a magnet for the chicks? He hopes with a Viagra fix.