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GOODING & COMPANY 2014 PEBBLE BEACH

MAYBE IT’S a sign of my age, but I seem to resonate with a goodly number of fabulous cars being offered at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions. With some … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARE YOU UNHAPPY? HERE’S NOT WHY, BUT HOW

A RECENT item making the rounds identifies the happiest and unhappiest cities in America. See, for example, http://goo.gl/IQPXNc and http://goo.gl/rskKG2. Superficially, it sounds like one of those social-network personality games: “Which … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

DR. ROBERT H. GODDARD—FATHER OF AMERICAN ROCKETRY

CELEBRATING, AS we are, the 45th anniversary of our first visiting the moon, we can also give a shout-out to Dr. Robert H. Goddard, rightfully known as the Father of … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING MORGAN

THIS YEAR, 2014, the Morgan Motor Company is celebrating a 100th anniversary, which I find a perfect opportunity to recollect Morgan’s 75th anniversary that daughter Suz and I attended in … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

YOU WANT SHORTER FRIES WITH THAT? OR HIGHER G?

GOOD SCIENCE is never over. To wit, something as ubiquitous as the french fry is the subject of news items in Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

CATALOG TALES—A BROADWAY STAR, AN EARLY B.A.T. AND SINATRA’S LAMBORGHINI

CATALOGS FROM automobile auctions make for great reading. They’re snapshots in time as well as in value. And, in just about any major sale, there are tales associated with the … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

MATCHING WITS WITH VLADIMIR STROGANOFF

ADAM QUILL, Detective-Inspector of Scotland Yard, may not have the reputation of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes, however, had only to contend with the likes of Professor James Moriarty. Quill was up … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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