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I will be on at my regular time – barring last minute sports happenings – this Sunday, Dec 8, 1PM-3PM ET.
The following Sunday, December 15, I’ll be joining Clark Howard with his Christmas Kids Toy Drive in EAST COBB at
3100 Johnson Ferry
Roswell, GA 30062
I’ll be joining Clark between 1PM and 2PM and then I’ll be doing the second half of my show from there from 2PM-3PM.
Come by, contribute a toy to the foster kids of Georgia and say hi – I’ll have an extra mic and can take “calls” live! We can talk about anything (within reason!)
Also, coming up, I’ll be on for Adam Goldfein Monday, Dec 16 & Tuesday, Dec 17.
Sunday December 7 & Sunday December 15, times to be determined – I might even be live on location on the 15th, so stay posted for details on that! Also, I’m filling in for Adam Goldfein from 10PM-midnight Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17. As football season winds down and other schedule challenges abate, I will return to my regular time, Sundays 1-3pm, likely by year-end. In the meantime, I’ll let you know when I’ll be filling in for Adam during the holidays.
My eight-year-old son recited this as part of a Thanksgiving pageant at school and it brought tears to my eyes. Thought you might enjoy it too…
The Village Blacksmith
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Under a spreading chestnut-tree
The village smithy stands;
The smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands.
His hair is crisp, and black, and long,
His face is like the tan;
His brow is wet with honest sweat,
He earns whate’er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
For he owes not any man.
Week in, week out, from morn till night,
You can hear his bellows blow;
You can hear him swing his heavy sledge,
With measured beat and slow,
Like a sexton ringing the village bell,
When the evening sun is low.
And children coming home from school
Look in at the open door;
They love to see the flaming forge,
And hear the bellows roar,
And catch the burning sparks that fly
Like chaff from a threshing-floor.
He goes on Sunday to the church,
And sits among his boys;
He hears the parson pray and preach,
He hears his daughter’s voice,
Singing in the village choir,
And it makes his heart rejoice.
It sounds to him like her mother’s voice,
Singing in Paradise!
He needs must think of her once more,
How in the grave she lies;
And with his hard, rough hand he wipes
A tear out of his eyes.
Onward through life he goes;
Each morning sees some task begin,
Each evening sees it close
Something attempted, something done,
Has earned a night’s repose.
Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend,
For the lesson thou hast taught!
Thus at the flaming forge of life
Our fortunes must be wrought;
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
Each burning deed and thought.
This was my Thanksgiving post last year, but it got such a positive response, I thought I’d post it again.
If you’ve ever listened to my show or perused my website you probably know my story, but I’ll sum it up just in case. I’m the youngest of nine in a blue collar family. We always had what we needed but not much of what we wanted. My parents loved us, worked hard, blah blah blah, but I wanted stuff and I dedicated my whole existence to getting out of my parents’ house and having all the things I needed and wanted: a dry towel after a shower, a whole half a bed, name-brand ice cream–ya know, the finer things in life. In pursuit of theses dreams, I worked like a dog waitressing six nights a week while going to community college, transferring to Harvard on a full scholarship and ultimately getting a JD-MBA from Stanford. In the course of these pursuits, I accumulated mass quantities of debt and found the man of my dreams (or at least the raw material out of which that man could be crafted). I became an investment banker to pay the debts off–and to start racking up the towels and ice cream–and in thinking I could have it all, I moved to Dallas from Money-Making Manhattan to accommodate my husband’s career, maintain my own and even start a family.
Unfortunately, shortly after the wedding and the move to Dallas, Continue reading
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, I discussed the “grand conspiracy” on the show. Here’s the podcast and below some of the material I referred to….
Here’s a list of reviews of the books I referred to: Conspiracy Collection.
Here’s the GREAT expose of tax exempt foundations by the truly noble Norman Dodd:
Here’s what I understand to be the best explanation of the alternative view of 9/11 (this is the first of three-part series):
Sustainability isn’t just a catchphrase for environmentalism, it’s the keyword for a UN agenda to change the world in the 21st century. If you don’t know much about Agenda 21, here’s a good place to start…
Thanks to Doug, a listener and big supporter of the show, I can share the answer to the question I asked Rand Paul a few years back: Is Ron Paul an anarcho-capitalist?
Here’s Ron in his own words talking to Tom Woods (though if you have the time you might want to watch the video below before hearing Dr. Paul’s answer):
And here’s the story of how I happened to have the opportunity to ask Rand Paul that question:
I just added to my blog RSS feeds from a great collection of websites from mainstream media to alternative news to libertarian sites..Check out the right hand column and read the latest headlines and blurbs continuously updated. (Most of the headlines will show blurbs if you roll your cursor over them.)