Where’s Today’s Freelance Column?

The weekday of original publication of a Free Lance column and the weekday of the posting on its anniversary date will not necessarily be the same. This little table relates the days of the week in 1911 with those in 2015:

1911: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
2015: Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

The Free Lance was published Monday through Saturday (the Evening Sun was not published on Sunday).

What Am I Missing By Not Being A Member of the Mencken Society?

The feature article in the April issue of the Society’s newsletter is “Mencken, American Murderers, and Stupid Southerners”.

Annual Membership in the Society includes six issues of the newsletter (published in February, April, June, August, October, and December) and the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s quarterly Menckeniana.

The follies of the past are being repeated today, only today we don’t (and can’t) have a Mencken to blow razzberries.