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Monthly Archives: February, 2019

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 · 3 Comments

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

THE ARGYLL—AN EDWARDIAN MOTOR CAR WITH A TRICK UP ITS SLEEVE(S) PART 2

YESTERDAY, THE CONCEPTS of single- and double-sleeve-valve automotive engines were discussed. Today in Part 2 we’ll focus on the Scottish Argyll marque, the high point of which came between 1910 … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · 7 Comments

THE ARGYLL—AN EDWARDIAN MOTOR CAR WITH A TRICK UP ITS SLEEVE(S) PART 1

THE ARGYLL CAR traced its discontinuous Scottish heritage from 1899 to 1908, 1910 to 1914, 1914 to 1932, and a more recent usurpation of the nameplate from 1978 to around … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

DASH IT ALL!

THERE’S A MULTIPLICITY of punctuation marks that look quite similar: -, –, —, and ―. These are, respectively, the hyphen, the en dash, the em dash, and the horizontal bar. … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

ENJOYING CRIME CLASSICS, OBSESSIVELY PART 3

WE LEFT ANTIHERO Jack Sheppard on an adjacent rooftop after his escape from Newgate Prison. Today in Part 3, his adventure continues with differing accounts of what happened next. Either … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

ENJOYING CRIME CLASSICS, OBSESSIVELY PART 2

YESTERDAY IN Part 1, 18th-century antihero Jack Sheppard freed his moll Edgworth Bess from the St. Giles’ Bound-house lockup. Today at SimanaitisSays, we find the couple living something resembling an … Continue reading

February 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

ENJOYING CRIME CLASSICS, OBSESSIVELY PART 1

THIS ALL STARTED with a Crime Classics program on Sirius XM’s “Radio Classics.” I am prompted to share “The Incredible History of John Sheppard” here at SimanaitisSays in Part 1 … Continue reading

February 9, 2019 · Leave a comment