The Daily Speculations annual tradition is that we link to Jack Schaefer short story (4,800 words) "Stubby Pringle's Christmas", about the adventures of Stubby Pringle, a young cowboy at Christmas time. We hope you enjoy it and have a Merry Christmas.





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5 Comments so far

  1. Jeff Watson on December 21, 2012 12:13 pm

    Thank you very much for posting this, and the tradition continues.

  2. Victor Reichert on December 21, 2012 7:21 pm

    I am reading practical speculation and would like to read your more current thinking. Would it be possible for you to add an RSS feed? I think there is a word press widget for it.

    If you already have one, I’m afraid I can’t find the link.

    Happy holidays,


  3. steve on December 22, 2012 7:23 pm

    always a welcome story thanks for this annual tradition. Lets remember it is a season to celebrate to my jewish friends my muslim friends my christian friends my catholic and evangelicals alike May your God and the God I worship bless each of us according to his riches.

  4. douglas roberts dimick on December 23, 2012 8:01 pm

    Christmas Card From Shanghai

    Shanghai is chilly this morn of Christmas Eve.

    Yesterday, tree with gifts and dinner were celebrated on Sunday at the girlfriend’s as China does not respect Christmas — though its state indirectly owned and directly controlled allegedly-market economy makes more than a subtle effort to capitalize on the holiday season — in a nonreligious way.

    Alas, all those of this dictatorial collectivization, constituting 56 ethnic minorities (though reported 92% Han) — who have a job, which is becoming increasingly miraculous within a now post-miraculous economy — are off to work this Monday 7:59am.

    Apropos… “Wretched excess is an unfortunate human trait that turns a perfectly good idea such as Christmas into a frenzy of last-minute shopping.” Jon Anderson

    The gift, though, after time and travel about the four rounded corners of this Communist country, is finding that which this regime efforts itself to so diligently deny… God and all the natural rights, including those unenumerated, that makes our country and America’s free-world allies collectively the beacon of man’s best…

    It’s getting worse (in a relative economic sense) here.

    God bless you and your family during this holiday season.


  5. Nia on December 24, 2012 5:53 pm

    Thank you for posting this wonderful Christmas story. Has long been one of our favorites. Merry Christmas!


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