December 2012

To a 14-year old part-time busboy and dish-washer, he wasn’t Carmen Basilio, the former Middleweight Champ.  He was Carmen Basilio, the funny guy who always talked like he had a cold, the guy with those gnarled features and that slightly humorous face, at the center of which was a nose that could have been plucked […]


Adam Sandler may have once rued the dearth of great Hanukkah songs, but the same can’t be said of great Christmas songs — especially Christmas songs penned by Jewish songwriters.  Here’s a list of twelve of the best, not to mention favorites of mine. I’ll Be Home for Christmas A song with something of an uncertain genealogy.  But […]