Dec 16, 2003
"Christmas Story" by John Henry Faulk | link
photo: Alan Pogue
(from the NPR website)
In the true spirit of Christmas, I will spare you from my originally-intended post for today, a screed on how the Modern American Christmas drives me to the nuthouse.
Instead, I'll point you to one of my favorite NPR features, a 1974 recording of John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story. The storyline isn't particularly distinctive (middle-class man learns about how two rural poor families, one white and one black, create a joyful Christmas together). But Faulk writes and reads with much skill, and I only hope that you have a fast connection to the internet, a good sound card, and a nice set of speakers that will do justice to his voice.
Note that you'll need Real Audio (or possibly Windows Media Player) to hear the story. The NPR website also includes Faulk's biography and a link to the full text of the story.
May we all have the most wonderfulest Christmas.
tomorrow -- reminiscing about last December's ice storm, and praise for writer and actor Kevin Kling.
What a coincidence! I just had my first holiday-inspired panic attack of the year. Only eighteen more days until the whole thing is over and I'm back at work.
Posted by: rebecca | Dec 17, 2003 1:59:18 AM