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Monthly Archives: September, 2016

PIPE ME A BREW, DUDE

I ALREADY KNEW BRUGES had the prettiest girls in Belgium. See formosis Bruga puellis here at SimanaitisSays. New, however, is a 2-mile underground pipeline of beer, a 21st-century approach to … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

FIE ON AUTO-CORRECT!

I’VE DISARMED THE auto-correct on both sides of my PC/Apple machine. I’ve had enough of fighting with its opinions on what I really mean. More often than not, it’s wrong; … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

AUTONOMOUS BLUES

SORRY FOR THIS recurring fixation on autonomous cars. I’ve already questioned several practical aspects in ”Autonomous Vehicle Worries” and ethical ones in ”Autonomous Kills. These are put in perspective by … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE (UNINTENDED) WIT OF SAMUEL GOLDWYN

HOLLYWOOD MAGNATE Samuel Goldwyn had a marvelous way with the English language. More often than not, English placed second. I recently came across a great line attributed to him: “ … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 5 Comments

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT PUZZLES AND DELIGHTS

ARCHITECT FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT continues to puzzle and delight. He designed a building to celebrate flat objects with nary a flat wall, yet it functions splendidly. He defined an office … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · 5 Comments

WE KEEP SHEEP, Y’KNOW

THIS ALL STARTED with Wife Dottie and Panaramus, her childhood pet lamb, who climbed the hay bale stack with her and the dogs. Years later, Wife Dottie learned the art … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

YIPPEE CAHIER

BERNARD CAHIER, PHOTO-JOURNALIST extraordinaire, represented R&T in Europe over four decades. I recall reading of his adventures with the Formula One contingent back in the 1950s; I had the pleasure … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 1 Comment