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Monthly Archives: July, 2017

THE CHANNEL BY EUROSTAR AND EUROTUNNEL SHUTTLE

IT WAS a dream of Napoleon III. Winston Churchill advocated it. And likely Hitler would have tried using it: A tunneled link between continental Europe and the British Isles. I’ve … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · 6 Comments

GAI LAN AND DUCK BACON

SO THERE I was, shopping at Mitsuwa, our local Japanese supermarket, for sashimi, inari sushi, salmon bento, and pickled cucumber. It’s a full marketplace, complete with Books Kinokuniya, boutique shops, … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

CELEBRATING WILL CUPPY—SATIRIST EXTRAORDINAIRE

WILL CUPPY is my favorite satirist; this, at a time when I find satire an immense comfort. I wonder how widespread Cuppy’s fame is? Cuppy, Indiana-born and raised, inherited the … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

FLW AT MoMA, PART 2

NEW YORK City’s Museum of Modern Art is celebrating FLW’s sesquicentennial with “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive.” Yesterday’s armchair tour here at SimanaitisSays focused on FLW’s works … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

FLW AT MoMA, PART 1

THIS YEAR is the sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. New York City’s Museum of Modern Art is celebrating this with its “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive.” … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

OPEN WIDE, THEN RINSE

PRAISE FOR our rock-star guitarist/car nut/dentist is county wide, especially among ex-R&T staff. Dr. Eric Prouty is a skilled, compassionate, and most modern of dental practitioners as well. It’s one … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

ELECTRIC CARS

“SUDDENLY, AFTER a lapse of nearly 50 years, we’re hearing a lot about electric cars. Back in the fledgling days of animal-less conveyances, electric cars were more popular than gasoline-powered … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 2 Comments