What Would Dickens Say?

The season of commercial excess is upon us, unfettered, in all it's foul glory. Like a juggernaut, the exhortations to 'Buy! Buy! Buy!' come fast and furious now, and no matter how much we may bemoan the crass commercialization of this season, most of us will dutifully heed the call, in some measure. Stores opened … Continue reading What Would Dickens Say?

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Happy Birthday to Charles Dickens, who, were he still alive, would clock in at 199 today! Among his books are A Tale of Two Cities, from which the title of this post originates, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, of course the nearly ubiquitous A Christmas Carol and so many others. Many of his books … Continue reading It was the best of times, it was the worst of times