Exercise Day 5

The Passage: “I could!” Mendel shouted, and banged his fist against his head. “I could, Benchik!” he yelled with all his might, staggering like an epileptic. “This courtyard around me, in which I have served a sentence for the first half my life. This courtyard has seen me be the father of my children, the […]

The Christmas Eve Truce, Pt. 2 — The Horrible Side of the Story

On Christmas Eve 1914, in the middle of the blood and horror that was the first World War, there occurred an unplanned truce. It began in the darkness on Christmas Eve night, when the men began singing Christmas carols. Voices raising in the cold night, sparse and few at first but growing ever stronger. The soldiers of both sides sang together […]

Take Time to Give Thanks: a Celebration of Free Markets and Christmas

The holidays are a time to be grateful. Although less blatant than Thanksgiving, it’s part of the Christmastime tradition. Secular families give thanks for their loved ones and their blessings. Families of a Christian bend partake in something old and sacred as they gather together around tables saying grace — in the moment, giving thanks […]