I’m dreaming of a wet Christmas

I find it interesting how the whole nation embraces the wintery image of Christmas – including here in this southern California town where I live, and where there probably hasn’t been a half-inch of snow in the past century. Even folks who have always lived around here are putting plastic snowmen on the lawn and penguins on the roof. This isn’t the Christmas of their memories for many folks here; it’s the Christmas of the TV specials, of Rudolph and Frosty and, yes, A Charlie Brown Christmas.

As I write this and probably even as you read this, there are still a few hours left to order gifts from Amazon and have them reach their destination by Christmas eve even with the Free Super Saver Shipping option. So you can still get one of these:

or one of these:

or even one of these:

…and have it in time for gift-giving, without paying rush shipping charges.

As long as I have you here, I’ll mention that the interview I did with Mr. Media a few weeks back now has a permanent home here. So if you’re longing to find out if I have the dulcet tones that are now required of anyone getting a blogging license, this is your chance to find out!

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The Untouchable Charlie Brown

If you look at this ad, you may be wondering (as I did when I stumbled across it) why Charlie Brown is advertising a television show in 1963… and why, of all shows, he’s advertising┬áThe Untouchables. (Or you may be one of the many people now populating the earth too …

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Peanuts First Edition guide

As proud as I am of my Peanuts Book Collectors Guide, it is not the be-all and end-all guide…. and as much as I have visions of making it so, the real life of being a father of two, the runner of a business, a make of dinners, and a …