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Monthly Archives: September, 2017

WILL THE REAL BRYNHILDR PLEASE STAND UP

SCIENCE IS an on-going and self-correcting process of seeking truth. A curious example of this occurred with events of 1000 years ago, the 1880s, and only a few weeks ago. … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

ON BUSINESS EFFICIENCIES

TWO ARTICLES offered related examples of how today’s businesses are enhancing their efficiency. An OpEd piece by Thomas L. Friedman in The New York Times, September 27, 2017, discusses, among … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

ON BRIT STATUARY

OUR BRIT pals also experienced civil war, indeed, several of them if you count the three separating King Charles I from his head, 1649; kicking his son Charles II into … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

HYPOCRISY ON THE HIGH SEAS

THE JONES ACT, a U.S. regulation dating from 1920, is strangling humanitarian shipments to Maria-stricken Puerto Rico. What’s worse, the Trump administration has refused to waive this federal restriction to … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

CROCS BUTCHING UP

ECOLOGICALLY, ALL living things are related, sometimes to their benefit, other times not. This is exemplified by an article in the September 1, 2017, issue of Science, the American Association … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOLMES’ (AND OUR) SCOTLAND YARDS, PART 2

BY 1887, the Metropolitan Police ran out of room in its original Scotland Yard, even with expansion to buildings near its No. 4 Whitehall location. New headquarters, logically named New … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOLMES’ (AND OUR) SCOTLAND YARDS—ALL OF THEM, PART 1

SHERLOCK HOLMES and we recognize Scotland Yard as exemplifying London’s Metropolitan Police. But describing the whereabouts of this place makes for a three-pipe problem, even for the world’s greatest consulting … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment