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Monthly Archives: November, 2014

MINI BOOKS OF ART

ART BOOKS are often oversize tomes appropriate for display on coffee tables, but I have a trio of them that would fit in a single pocket. Nonetheless, each celebrates its … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

A MURDER AT TUDOR CLOSE

A SHOW of hands, please, of those who know Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green or Mrs. Peacock. North Americans suspect these people of murder performed … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

ALEXANDER EAGLEROCK

IF YOU’VE changed planes in Denver (and haven’t we all at one time or another?), you might well have admired a biplane displayed overhead near Gate 21 of Concourse B. … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

LASERS OVER MAHWAH

IT’S NOT exactly Bullets Over Broadway, but Lasers Over Mahwah is the reality of High Frequency Trading of stocks, as practiced in one of the world’s major centers of such … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

STRUCTURAL INSTABILITY

IT MAY seem odd that the BBC World Service got me thinking of dynamical systems being structurally stable or not. However, this happened at 6:05 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014. … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

BERNIE’S CONNAUGHT DRIVE AT MONACO

THERE’S NO lack of opinion among auto enthusiasts about Formula One czar Bernie Ecclestone, but his being an ace race driver isn’t one of them. This isn’t for lack of … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

WALK RIGHT IN, SIT RIGHT DOWN

VITRA FURNITURE has been good for Weil am Rhein, Germany. This Swiss family-owned furniture firm has its headquarters in town, located in the southwestern tip of Baden-Wurttenberg, German’s southwestern-most state. … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 2 Comments