Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Wishing you a wonderful, happy Christmas day!

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists in a performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

By the fire,

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

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Chuck Norris out-splits Jean Claude

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Jean-Claude Van Damme:

Chuck Norris:

Too much Chuck is never enough: Top 50 Chuck Norris Facts & Jokes

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Da Fausta at Da Tech Guy’s blog

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I have the honor of being one of DaTechGuy’s Magnificent Seven bloggers. Today’s post:
Attention Christmas shoppers! Che on aisle nine!

Please go read it.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Christmas music, not the Carol of the Bells

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Some of us do not like carols. Take the Carol of the Bells, for instance, a repetitive, brain-numbing, annoying, nightmare-inducing piece if ever there was one.

But we like Christmas music, so, what to listen to?

These 4 selections will bring Christmas joy with a different twist, and better yet, you can get them on MP3 right now.


Waiting for Christmas

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Christmas is almost here!

The best non-fiction of 2012

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Selected by the WSJ’s editors:

The Astaires
By Kathleen Riley (Oxford)

Fred Astaire was our most elegant film star. But he danced in the shadow of a partner, his glamorous sister, Adele, until she retired from the stage in 1932 and he headed off to Hollywood. Kathleen Riley chronicles this sibling non- rivalry and gives us a broad portrait of a very American art form, the Broadway and Hollywood musical. “A salute to an America at ease with itself,” our reviewer called it. This is cultural biography at its best.

The Signal and the Noise
By Nate Silver (Penguin Press)

Numbers don’t, in fact, speak for themselves. Much has been made of Nate Silver’s electoral predictions. But his impressive book explores the principles of prognostication in fields from sports and politics to Wall Street and the weather. His “breezy style makes even the most difficult statistical material accessible,” our reviewer said, as Mr. Silver gently reveals how too often we color data with our hopes and biases.

All of them are available on Kindle, too.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011