Should auld acquaintance (or old lyrics) be forgot…

Contrary to what you sometimes hear, Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (1759-1796) didn’t create the song “Auld Lang Syne.” And, Canadian bandleader Guy Lombardo didn’t start the tradition of singing the song at New Year’s Eve parties. However, Burns did flesh out and popularize the lyrics of the song as we know it today … Read more

The Top Quotes of 2012 – and some of the top “top quotes” lists of 2012…

Every December, various pundits, writers and media outlets publish lists of what they consider to be the the year’s “top” or “best” quotations — either in general or within a certain realm, such as politics, sports or movies. Recently, I’ve been perusing some of the lists of quotes from 2012. The one that’s most widely … Read more

The Top Quotes of the Year in 2009

Below, in chronological order, are my picks for the top quotations of 2009 — the quotes that seemed to get the most attention during the past year in the news and elsewhere. There were more than would fit into a top 10 list. So, I’ll call them The Top 10 Quotes of 2009 – Plus … Read more