When the Concordia University Community Concert Band assembles for its annual holiday concert this Friday, Dick Snyder will be in the brass section, where he's been for 20 years, which is a drop in the spit bucket compared to his long love affair with music.
For half a century, I thought one of our great unfinished national tasks was coming to terms with the death of President John F. Kennedy. As we observe the 50th anniversary of his death, I finally realized our unfinished business is coming to terms with the life of Lee Harvey Oswald.
The Boston Big Beards, I see, won the World Series. I spent last week at a Trappist monastery in Iowa, which is about as far away from things as you can get, so I didn't hear the results till I returned home.