Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, mums, mas and maters among our readers. Mark has some songs for the season.
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:
~The week began with two important milestones - the fortieth anniversary of the dawn of the Thatcher era, and the start of The Mark Steyn Club's third year. With respect to the latter, we thank all those First Week Founding Members from two Mays ago who've decided to sign up for another twelve months - and we marked our second birthday with a celebratory beverage, a brand new and user-friendly home page for Tales for Our Time, and a cavalcade of Non-Stop Nearly Number Ones, in which Mark talked to Chuck Berry, Men at Work, Julio Iglesias, Leonard Bernstein and other hitmakers about some of the not quite biggest-selling records of all time. For more on the Steyn Club, see below.
~On Monday Mark joined Tucker Carlson to consider the Democrats' increasing indifference to the results of elections. Click below to watch:
~On Tuesday Steyn addressed another reason to celebrate The Mark Steyn Club's second birthday: Everywhere else is being shut down. "The Post-Free Speech World" was our most read piece of the week.
~On Wednesday Mark returned to the John Oakley show to discuss everything from government by fax machine to Harry and Meghan's choice of baby name. Click below to listen:
~On Thursday Steyn returned "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to ponder the political classes' preference for Mushroom Man over Marlboro Man:
~On Friday we reached the thrilling conclusion of Mark's latest audio adventure, his serialization of the H G Wells classic The Island of Dr Moreau. Click for Part Ten, for Part Eleven, Part Twelve, Part Thirteen, Part Fourteen and Part Fifteen - or, for a good old-fashioned binge-listen right from the beginning, please click here.
Tales for Our Time is made with the support of the aforementioned Mark Steyn Club. If you've a friend who's a fan of classic fiction in audio, we hope you'll consider sending him or her a special Gift Membership: They'll get to enjoy not only this latest adventure, but also Mark's readings of Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Conrad, Kafka, Kipling, Gogol, Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London, Baroness Orczy and many more, all easily accessible from our brand new Netflix-style Tales for Our Time home page.
~Steyn's weekend column addressed "the village idiots of Brexit", the dark corruption at the heart of the FBI, and a comedian whose biggest laugh was a newspaper headline.
~Our weekend movie date mourned the passing of Spider-Man screenwriter Alvin Sargent with a film about a very different kind of web.
On this second birthday of The Mark Steyn Club, we're delighted by all those who've decided to hop aboard for our third year. Bobby, a Maryland Club member, says:
Keep up the good fight. Keep the lights of liberty lit.
We will, Bobby. And Richard, a Victorian Clubber from Down Under, adds:
See you on the cruise!
So we will, Richard - where we'll be doing all our regular features - The Mark Steyn Show, Song of the Week, Steyn's Sunday Poem - but live and on water.
A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week and continues through the week with more second-birthday observances.