From Callithumpians to Pajama-Clad Tykes

The evolution of Christmas from an outlawed and unfashionable affair into the American commercial extravaganza we have today—and every day from mid-November through early January.

“From Callithumpians to Pajama-Clad Tykes”

The Christmas Season is upon us: Decorations, advertising campaigns, Santas collecting for the Salvation Army. And a … read more.

Synesthesia

An attempt , first, to weave together notes on Hanukkah, Christmas, and breakthrough moments of deep insight engendering total esthetic synthesis: what the French poet Charles Baudelaire called synesthesia. And secondly, a little something about the Unitarian poet ee cummings as preface to excerpts from … read more.