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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

POSTERS IN THE GARAGE

SORTING ONE thing and another in the garage in preparation for our expected El Nino this winter, I uncovered a forgotten stash of posters. It’s a pity wall space inside … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

HOLMES’ COLLEGE DAYS—BUT WHERE??

THE MATTER of Sherlock Holmes’ education has encouraged a lot of scholarly research generating lively differences of opinion: King’s College, London? Queen’s College, Birmingham? Owen’s College, Manchester? Cambridge? Oxford? Or … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

ANDREW DEWAR’S FLYING ORIGAMI

TO CALL Andrew Dewar’s designs merely paper airplanes is a disservice to the planes and to this Canadian-born librarian residing in Japan. The airplanes are flying examples of origami art. … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

NEAT STUFF

THERE’S NEITHER reason nor rhyme in today’s offering. It’s just stuff that caught my eye and got squirreled away for a later date. Today’s the day. The Personals, London Review … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

GEORGE PHILLIPS AND HIS MG RACE CARS

READERS WHO are into old sports cars may recall the MGA, this British roadster built from 1955 to 1962. Perhaps less familiar is an earlier MG, the 1951 Phillips MG … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

READ EM’ MATH AT BEDTIME

HEARING MATH stories is beneficial for kids, just as hearing bedtime tales promotes kids acquiring reading skills. The payoff is especially dramatic in families with math-anxious parents. Proof positive of … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

AUTONOMOUS KILLS

SELF-DRIVING CARS programmed to kill? This is an ethical question inherent in autonomous vehicle design. And it’s a practical problem, not just a philosophical one. MIT Technology Review, October 22, … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 3 Comments