Weekly Sift: When can I stop writing about Trump?
I received an email poll on November 24, 2022, asking me, “Who Is Your First Choice For President In 2024?” The choices I was given were Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Joe Biden, or Mike Pence. My answer is, “Stop sending me stupid surveys! I’m still getting through 2022.”
Citing Orwell, Judge Blocks ‘Positively Dystopian’ Censorship Law Backed by DeSantis
Unforgettable: The Kari Lake Story
SPLC releases new Community Guide to address Online Youth Radicalization
Monuments to the Unthinkable; America still can’t figure out how to memorialize the sins of our history. What can we learn from Germany?
The Ferguson Brothers Lynchings on Long Island (Book Review by Alan Singer)
U.S. prison labor programs violate fundamental human rights, a new report finds
Four States Voted to End Slavery — But Not Louisiana. Here’s Why.
Oklahoma’s “Child Abuse” Law Doesn’t Protect Children — It Criminalizes Mothers
Two pro wrestlers developed ‘The Progressive Liberal’ to be the bad guy at matches. Then the atmosphere turned far darker
The Monarchy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
A PSA From an Exhausted Emergency Physician — Avoid sending us your patients until the dust settles
Tom Brady, charity, and business don’t mix
Homeownership by Young Households Below Pre-Great Recession Levels
Types of Water Pollution
The language of lying (TED-Ed)
Preserving Black Heritage: Florida activists fight to save the historic site and their culture
‘Atlanta’ and Making Disciples of All Nations
4th grader uses Heimlich to save a fellow student from choking
Twenty hours on the Dog (Greyhound bus)
20 Best Places to Visit in Upstate New York
Inside Trevor Noah’s Decision to Leave ‘The Daily Show’
In honor of what would have been Charles M. “Sparky” Schulz’s 100th birthday on November 26, 2022, syndicated cartoonists across the country have paid tribute to the Peanuts creator in their own comic strips published on the date.
Inside the Disney Board’s Decision to Swap Bobs
Irene Cara, Oscar-Winning Singer, and Actress, Dies at 63
Clarence Gilyard, ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ ‘Matlock’ and ‘Die Hard’ Actor, Dies at 66
Amahl and the Night Visitors – the Christmas special almost lost to time
Ask Arthur Anything
I almost picked FEAST as my first Wordle word on Thanksgiving. About 1% of players DID make that correct choice. This was the day after DRIVE was the selection. Earlier this month, GLYPH was the selection. November 2022 was the centennial of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb by the expedition led by Howard Carter. The new Wordle editor is having fun.
Now I Know: Why Aluminum Foil Has a Shiny Side and a Not-Shiny Side and The Problem With, and Solution to, Too Much Turkey and Let’s Talk Turkey! and The $5 Million Comma and Proof That Trivia Can Save Lives? and How to Make Corporate Holiday Parties Even More Awkward?
You can still vote for Rebecca Jade as Smooth Jazz Network’s 2022 “Breakout Artist of the Year” DAILY through December 2nd! Vote HERE. Also, she is joining Dave Koz and Friends for a very special 25th Anniversary Christmas tour through December 23. Tickets HERE.
Elton John Takes Final US Concert Bow at Dodger Stadium
40 years later, Solid Rock and an autographed treasure
Midnight Train To Georgia – Gladys Knight and the Pips.
Rikki Tikka Tavi by Alfred Schnittke
Goodnight, My Someone from The Music Man – Voctave
Journey To Blofeld’s Hideaway from John Barry’s score to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service