As every child knows, Santa delivers his presents on Christmas Eve in a sleigh led by nine reindeer: John, Elena, Sonia, Samuel, Stephen, Ruth, Clarence, Anthony, and Antonin.
Like almost every American of my generation, I can tell you exactly where I was fifty years ago today.
I am generally not superstitious. However, I am now convinced that the number “13” is definitely unlucky. That’s because on October 13, 2013, during the course of my daily run, I was assaulted in Overton Park by two gentlemen (sic).
I am a runner. Not a very fast one, mind you. In fact, I am so slow that these days in local races, they time me with a calendar.
When it comes to politics,America has become one big dysfunctional family. Democrats hate Republicans, Republicans hate Democrats, and now, Republicans even hate Republicans.