The Bookworm Beat 12/17/14 — The illustrated edition and Open Thread

Another day, another trip to the doctor with my mother. This is a trip that, I hope, should leave her feeling much better. She has no cartilage left in one of her shoulders, so any movement means that her bones are grinding against each other. Indeed, when I hold her hand to help her get in and out of the car, I can feel that grinding bones vibrate down her arm. It’s creepy for me and extremely painful for her. Today, though, she gets a cortisone shot, so she should be feeling much less pain in a couple of days.

Meanwhile . . . posters and cartoons, with the usual thanks to Caped Crusader:

Frederick Douglas easier to build strong children than to repair broken men

Flyover family Christmas

Leland Yee and ghost guns

The Latino African utopia

Socialists faces change but agenda doesn't

von Mises depression and unemployment caused by government interference

The media's Obamacare getaway car

Marines round up ISIS prostitutes

Traditions and rituals we value can vanish in minutes

Celebrate cultural suicide

Ecclesiastes urges us to commit to what we do