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Monthly Archives: April, 2019

ETYMOLOGY: PEEVISH, PETULANT

“PETULANT” WAS the first word that came to mind when I heard Trump’s threat to dump immigrants into U.S.sanctuary cities. But then etymology furthered my enlightenment. According to Merriam-Webster, the … Continue reading

April 16, 2019 · 3 Comments

EVS—THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE INDIFFERENT

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS is an excellent weekly source of its industry’s happenings and trends. In particular, it has presented a variety of facts and opinions on electric vehicles. Here are a … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · 4 Comments

SELECTIVE KLEPTOCRATIC SCAMS

KLEPTOCRACY IS DEFINED by the OED as “a ruling body of thieves.” Merriam-Webster amplifies a bit: “government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

PHOTOGRAPHING THE POINT OF NO RETURN

THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH of a black hole is a major astronomical achievement. This also relates to several items that appeared here at SimanaitisSays: “Happy Birthday—General Relativity!,” March 27, 2015; “China’s … Continue reading

April 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

A TASTE OF LONDON’S ORANGES AND LEMONS PART 2

WE’VE ALMOST COMPLETED the first half of our visits to London’s historic churches prompted by the nursery rhyme “The Bells of London Town,” aided by Baedeker’s London and its Environs, … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

LET’S TASTE LONDON’S ORANGES AND LEMONS PART 1

WHAT BETTER WAY to tour London than visiting its historic churches in song. Let’s sing an earlier version, though I suspect you’ll find parts of it familiar. Here’s our tour … Continue reading

April 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

OUR FOUR PHANTOMS

THE PHANTOM IS COMING to SoCal again! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical The Phantom of the Opera will be at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, June 6–July 7, 2019, … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · Leave a comment