Happy Easter…

Featured image …to all of our Christian readers and friends! Easter’s eternal message of hope and renewal seems more desperately needed than ever this year. But, then, it seems that way every year. We hope you enjoy the day! »

A High Quality Valentine’s Day Gift

Featured image We had a fun Valentine’s Day. I pored over a flower display before selecting–as I always do–a dozen yellow roses, my favorites. And my wife made a lovely dinner. St. Valentine goes back a long way, to the 3rd century, and Valentine’s Day has been around for quite a while, too. Today the British Museum did an Instagram post that reminds us that love has been making the world go »

Merry Christmas!

Featured image Merry Christmas to our Christian readers, or rather, to all who celebrate either the religious or the secular version of the holiday. Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, which is great because it means we can go to church at 9:30 this morning instead of trying to stay up long enough for a 10 p.m. service on Christmas Eve. I hope Santa was good to all of you this »

One More Thanksgiving Cartoon

Featured image Before the holiday completely passes by, here is one more Thanksgiving-themed cartoon by Michael Ramirez. I think it’s pretty funny, but seriously, I suspect this might actually work for the turkey, what with its being an oppressed species and all. Click to enlarge: »

Thanksgiving Day in Pictures

Featured image Because by Saturday all the good Thanksgiving Day memes will be as cold and stale as today’s leftovers. So to start with, here’s how my crystal clear day on the Left Coast began–with a short palate-cleansing run, and popovers (I’ll append updates as I get the rotisserie going for the bird later on): And finally. . . »

Democrats Prepare to Enjoy the Holidays

Featured image Those Democrats sure know how to have a good time. While the rest of us are looking forward to family reunions and delicious turkey dinners, the Democratic Party is coaching its faithful on how to win political arguments. This is from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a “Guide to Thanksgiving With Your Republican Relatives.” Click to enlarge: It isn’t worth the trouble to fact-check this whole mass of talking points, »

Keep the Gov’t Away from Your Grill (Updated)(Updated Again With Bikini Pic)

Featured image Not sure whether I shared this Remy video back in 2003 when it came out, but it’s worth running again on this July 4, as a healthy reminder to annoy liberals everywhere by grilling your beef rare, drinking domestic beer (from a can—bonus points), waving the flag, and enjoying fireworks. »

Back From the Outback [Updated With Beer]

Featured image Well, we didn’t actually get a glimpse of the Outback: we spent two weeks in Melbourne and a couple of days in Sydney. But we are home from Australia, anyway, and I thought some of our readers might be interested in a report. The main purpose of our trip was to spend some time with my daughter Laura and her husband Peter. Peter’s job has taken them to Melbourne for »

Happy New Year!

Featured image Happy New Year to all! Australia is one of the first places to ring in the new year, and my oldest daughter took this picture in Melbourne: (She, by the way, has a fun web site called Laura and Peter Down Under.) I am tempted to say, good riddance to 2015, which was an awful year in many ways. Still, as so often happens, regardless of the broader trends it »

Merry Christmas!

Featured image Merry Christmas to all! This nativity scene belonged to my parents. I am not sure when they got it, but I think we owned it by 1960. When we were boys, my older brother and I would deluge it with fallen needles from our Christmas tree, thinking that made it look more realistic. It probably didn’t, but our parents never objected. I believe this scene has now been displayed for »

A Warm and Colorful Christmas

Featured image The climatistas are all atwitter that it’s so warm in so much of the country this holiday season, which is further proof of global warming, even though they always tell us that “weather isn’t climate,” except when it is, which always seems to coincide with the requirements of The Narrative. But Steven Goddard at RealScience has unearthed the inconvenient truth that it was warmer in more of the country on »

Memorial Day In Pictures

Featured image I believe it was last June when the Minneapolis Star Tribune published this photo of a bald eagle in Fort Snelling National Cemetery by a photographer named Frank Glick. There is a column about the photo, which went viral, here. Fort Snelling was built in the 19th century to guard the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, an area where there are lots of bald eagles: This cartoon by »