Christmas music moratorium

Ever since 2011 I’ve been posting YouTube videos of Christmas music throughout December. I’m taking the month and year off. I’m not much in the mood and I suspect very few other people are either. I’ll restart the tradition in 2021, which will hopefully be free of national calamity.

President-elect Biden

It’s a tossup whether I felt more joy or relief yesterday when Biden went over the top with the Associated Press’s call of Pennsylvania, giving him that state’s 20 electoral votes and putting him over the 270 required for elevation to the Presidency. I did no street dancing when the decision was announced, but I …

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Finally! The Dodgers win the World Series!

For the first time in 32 years, the Dodgers have won the World Series. Up three games to two, in Game 6 they managed to get a couple of runs after a dubious removal of the Rays’ starting pitcher Blake Snell, who’d been mowing them down in wholesale lots (he’d struck out Betts, Seager and …

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Roll Call at the Democrats’ Convention

Reviewers seem to agree that the best part of this virtual convention so far was Tuesday night’s Roll Call, in which each state cast its votes for the Presidential contenders from within the state’s borders. Heretofore each state’s delegates would be called upon from their location on the floor of the hall in which the …

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Finally got a restart on the MCU

I had stalled out with “Age of Ultron,” which I hadn’t got around to watching before my one-week library rental expired. That was last August. I just acquired an Amazon Fire Stick for several reasons, not the least of which was to watch “Hamilton” on Disney Plus. A bonus for that service is that it’s …

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THAT was an eventful month

The country started to release stay-at-home orders in more places than it probably should during May, but then on May 25 worry about that was overtaken by the murder of a black man by a Minneapolis cop. George Floyd was suffocated by a policeman who put his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck while Floyd was …

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