In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
He started the week with what prove a strangely relevant story - a foot-of-the-page news item about a West Yorkshire man arrested by police ("Superintendent Mabs Hussein") for disrespecting the Koran. In the days ahead, as western political leaders bleated incessantly about their support for freedom of speech, that Yorkshireman's arrest stayed with Mark.
~On Monday, SteynOnline launched its observances of Frank Sinatra's centenary year: "It Was A Very Good Year."
~An hour before Mark's regular appearance on Toronto's John Oakley Show, news came of the murder of 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Steyn's initial reaction to that event became our most-read piece of the week: "I'd rather die standing than live on my knees."
~On Wednesday evening, Mark joined Megyn Kelly at Fox News to argue that Charlie Hebdo had been forced by a cowardly western media to bear a burden that should have been more widely shared. His view was unusual at a time of "maudlin faux tears" and "smug moral preening".
~Steyn spent much of Thursday on TV and radio - first with Joyce Kaufman in Florida, and later with the CBC's Evan Solomon and Sean Hannity on Fox News. By the time he got to Hugh Hewitt, he was in a bit of a cranky mood: "Screw Your Hashtag Solidarity!"
~On Friday, as four murdered Jews joined the toll of the dead, the President of France uttered what Steyn regarded as the most contemptible statement on a grim week in Paris.
Mark concluded the week with a movie meditation on righteous anger and moral equivalence.
Steyn will be live in Toronto this month, in conversation with Heather Reisman at Indigo's flagship bookstore at Yonge and Bloor. He'll be talking about and autographing his new book. Admission is free, but first come, first served. For more details on the event, see here.
The Charlie Hebdo killers were cornered in Picardy. If you don't know where Picardy is, it's Track Five on Mark's new album. The difference between the France in which that song was written and the one on view this week is a national tragedy.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.