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Monthly Archives: September, 2017

ELEMENTAL HAIKU

A HAIKU, as is familiarly known, is a Japanese poem of a particular length and structure. It consists of three lines, the first and last having five sound units, the … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

THE COMPLEX TALE OF LUNAR PARAPHERNALIA

WHO SAYS Science, the weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is full of dull and boring (you’ll excuse the expression) science? Here’s a tale of … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

BUCKLING UP WITH ROVER

SEAT BELTS came late to the automobile, as we will see here from a series of 1967 R&Ts. In the earliest days of powered mobility, no one thought of securing … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

ON BENJAMINS, JACKSONS, HAMILTONS—BUT MAYBE NOT TUBMANS

U.S. CURRENCY has been in the media a lot these days. Recently I’ve read stories about our paper money in The Christian Science Monitor, The New Yorker, The New York … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

MALIBU CANYON’S PINK LADY

I THOUGHT about a Pink Lady recently. The drink kind: gin, grenadine dashes, egg white; shaken with ice. This in turn got me thinking about the Pink Lady of Malibu … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · 3 Comments

THE CLASSICS WITH DAFFY, BUGS, AND ELMER

THE TERM “cartoon classics” has at least two meanings: There are the Warner Bros and Disney cartoons, timeless in their humor, exquisite in their production values. And there is the … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment