November 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  11/01/2018
November 11th is the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.  In the German Rhineland it also marks the start of  Carnival Season, which officially begins at 11:11 a.m. on November11th and lasts until Ash Wednesday of the following year. 
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October 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  10/01/2018
Abraham of Ur  and I have something in common. Both of us were born in 1948.  I am not making this up. Alert readers (ARs) who are Biblical scholars may already know that Abraham, the father of monotheism, was born in the year 1948 of the Creation of Heaven and Earth. 
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September 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  09/01/2018
As I have written in this space more than once, one of the many benefits of my position with the brewery has been meeting Lucy Hamm. 
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August 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  08/01/2018
A Chicago cop, a social worker and an artist walked into a bar. 
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July 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  07/01/2018
Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump have something in common.
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June 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  06/01/2018
As most alert readers (ARs) know, one of the longstanding traditions at The Schlafly Tap Room  is the celebration of Robert Burns’s birthday on January 25.
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May 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  05/01/2018
Schlafly is going to The Kentucky Derby.
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April 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  04/01/2018
Ever since the founding of the American republic politicians have been arguing about federalism and states’ rights.
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March 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  03/01/2018
The class of ’70 is turning 70 this year.  I am not making this up. Most people who graduated from college in 1970 were born in 1948, meaning they will officially become septuagenarians at some point in 2018.
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February 2018

By Tom Schlafly  /  02/01/2018
For the first time since 1945, Valentine’s Day in 2018  coincides with Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Christian penitential season of Lent. 
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