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December 25, 2012 01:24 PM

Merry Christmas

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

  A couple of weeks ago, our son played Tiny Tim in the annual production of Dickens’s Christmas Carol at a semi-secure New York private club I belong to. There were a couple of professional actors, but most of the players were members of the club.  Our son was the sole interloper.  This was his [...]

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