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I'm the co-host of THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl (Sunday nights, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org).  As a freelance writer, I contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006, wrote liner notes for Rhino Records' compilation CD Poptopia!  Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and for releases by The Flashcubes, The Finkers, Screen Test, 1.4.5., and Jack "Penetrator" Lipton.  I contributed to the books Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, Shake Some Action, Lost In The Grooves, and MusicHound Rock, and to DISCoveries, Amazing Heroes, The Comics Buyer's Guide, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Comics Collector, The Buffalo News, and The Syracuse New Times.  I also wrote the liner notes for the four THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO compilation CDs, because, well, who could stop me?  My standing offer to write liner notes for a Bay City Rollers compilation has remained criminally ignored.  Still intend to write and sell a Batman story someday.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Place Called Christmas

There is a place called Christmas. Not a date on the calendar, but a place where ideals live and breathe for twelve months a year, every year. It's a place known among all faiths, understood in all languages, its borders drawn not as lines on a map nor by decree of man: a mobile kingdom with an enduring mandate of peace on earth, good will toward all, governed by a golden rule that we must treat all others as we would wish to be treated ourselves. The path to this place called Christmas is clear, and well worth the journey, if you choose to believe.

Whatever holiday you celebrate, whatever magic you hold dear, may its light shine for you and yours throughout all seasons. There is no better place for us all to live than this wonderful place called Christmas.

Merry Christmas, my friends.