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Monthly Archives: February, 2017

MIGHT HE BE CHANNELING JAMES JOYCE??

I CONFESS THAT I don’t understand either one, but I believe there’s an argument that Donald Trump has been channeling James Joyce. In particular, consider this Irish author’s masterpiece, Ulysses. … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

OH! CANADA!

WHAT WITH OUR neighbor, um, neighbour, to the north offering friendship, solace and a border sans a multi-billion-dollar wall, it might be timely to share information about that country. Some … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

MY RETURN TRIP AT 1370 MPH

SORTING OUT OLD files, I am reminded of a career blessed with wonderful people and adventures. This particular bit of itinerary is titled Monaco ’93 Paris Mom (I visited her … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · 4 Comments

ART DECO, THE MET, THE POLISH BRIGADE, TRUMP TOWER AND TRUTH

RECENT NEWS OF possible demise of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting got me thinking about Bonwit Teller’s … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

RIDING ON THE RED? THE GREEN? JUST THE RODS?

HERE’S HOW TO know when you’re a hep-ghee (sophisticated individual) and counter the lamentable trend of 140-character missives, all through a study of English language usage from the 1950 Dictionary … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

BLACKBURN B.20: FLOATPLANE? FLYING BOAT?

HERE’S A DESIGN that looks particularly unorthodox, only, guess what, it does make sense. The Blackburn B.20, a British aircraft at the beginning of World War II, was a flying … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

HOLMES AND OUR PRESIDENTS

GIVEN THAT we’re bracketing the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, what better time to celebrate presidential linkages with the world’s greatest consulting detective, … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment