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Monthly Archives: February, 2019

STYLISH WRITING PART 2

YESTERDAY IN PART 1, several sources were cited as references here at SimanaitisSays: Merriam-Webster, Karen Elizabeth Gordon’s The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

STYLISH WRITING PART 1

THERE’S NO SHORTAGE of authorities on writing style, some of them even worth emulating. Readers of SimanaitisSays may already sense my trust in two sources, Merriam-Webster and The Compact Edition … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

SCIENCE AND EVIDENTIAL TRUTH

SCIENCE CONSISTS of following evidence in seeking truth. This succinct characterization comes from comments made by Rush Holt, in his editorial “Democracy’s Plight,” in Science, February 1, 2019. “Observers,” Holt … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

TEMPERING UTOPIA—A VIEW FROM DELOITTE PART 2

HERE’S PART 2 of my tidbits gleaned from “Tempering the Utopian Vision of the Mobility Revolution,” by Craig A. Giffi, Joseph Vitale Jr., and Ryan Robinson, one of the articles … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

TEMPERING UTOPIA—A VIEW FROM DELOITTE PART 1

DELOITTE INSIGHTS: Express Lane Ahead was recently published as an informative 25-page spiff to Automotive News, my weekly source of auto industry matters. Here in Parts 1 and 2, today … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

A SERENDIPITOUS APPEARANCE IN THE FRIDGE

OUR FRIDGE JUST happened to contain a bottle of Scottish ale, some sausage, and veggies including Brussels sprouts. A perfect time for making stew. SCOTTISH ALE STEW 2 Tbs butter … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · 5 Comments

RECENT IVANKA VACUUMING; 1996 FLAG TRODDING

WHAT IS PERFORMANCE ART? According to Merriam-Webster, it’s “a nontraditional art form often with political or topical themes that typically features a live presentation to an audience or onlookers (as … Continue reading

February 15, 2019 · 1 Comment