So Long Bannatyne


As many of you may know I am a Music fan, any type of music as long as it is good and as such I notice when the famous and not so famous in the world of music pass away. And in 2011 the world lost many influential artists and others involved with the scene,¬†Dobie … Continue reading So Long Bannatyne

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Politically Correct Santa


'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck... How to live in a world that's politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to "Elves", "Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves. And labor conditions at the north pole Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul. Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety, … Continue reading Politically Correct Santa

The Angel and the Christmas Tree


Gather around my little Hespelerites and I will tell you the story of why an Angel wound up being on top of the Christmas tree. It was a week before Christmas and all was not right, you see the weather was warmer that usual at the North Pole on that night. The elves were way … Continue reading The Angel and the Christmas Tree

Singer, Songwriter Dobie Gray Passes Away


Singer, songwriter and Nashvillian, Dobie Gray, famous for his 1973 hit song "Drift Away" passed away Tuesday. Gray's website confirmed his death late Tuesday evening. Dobie Gray was born in Texas and after a successful career in California retreated to the peaceful hills of middle Tennessee. Gray was famous for many songs, from his first … Continue reading Singer, Songwriter Dobie Gray Passes Away

What I am Listening to This Season.


When it comes to Christmas Songs I like the¬† old chestnuts from Frank and Dean and Andy and as well I like the traditional Christmas songs as much as the next guy but anyone who has read my material knows I am slightly twisted and that extends to my musical tastes as well. And in … Continue reading What I am Listening to This Season.

Yes Virginia There is a Santa Clause


Editorial Page, New York Sun, 1897 We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa … Continue reading Yes Virginia There is a Santa Clause