Today is Lincolns birthday. It seems odd that it is not a national holiday, and also odd that we dont have a toast, as we do on Churchills birthday. We read and listen. You might like Allan C. Guelzos lecture on the Emancipation Proclamation that he gave just as his book on the same was being published (2004). Good talk. I listened to it yesterday on my two walks. Here is my review of the book. And here are a couple of fragments from Lincoln; and another. For dessert, you might taste (but aloud) the Second Inaugural.