I woke up this morning and remembered that it was St. Stephen’s day. He is famous for being the subject of two songs: Good King Wensislaus (…looked out on the feast of Stephen…) and a more rousing song by The Grateful Dead. For years I have wondered what the blazes the attraction of an early martyr was to a band. Well, today it “hit” me. St. Stephen was stoned to death. There, now you have the answer. Gad, I don’t know what took me so long to get that.

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