Thomas Jefferson Street

December 2012


Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

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Back in 1897 young Virginia O’Hanlon wrote the editor of the New York Sun asking:

DEAR EDITOR,

  I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

Signed,

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Farewell, Dave Brubeck

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Several years and a few jobs ago—way back in the early '00s—my boss called me into his office and asked if I had any interest in tickets he couldn't use to see the Dave Brubeck Quartet perform at George Washington University. I expressed amazement that Dave Brubeck was still alive—and then eagerly ...

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