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Monthly Archives: October, 2019

SLEEPY HOLLOW TIDBITS

THIS HALLOWEEN, LET’S celebrate a guy named Washington and a classic American tale. Manhattan-born Washington Irving was named after another fellow named Washington even before the latter became our first … Continue reading

October 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

ON CHANDLER’S GREATNESS PART 2

RAYMOND CHANDLER’S ENTICING and elegant prose encourages this two-part collection gleaned from The Annotated Big Sleep. Here in Part 2 are burbank tops, license holders, and California’s sturdy front doors. … Continue reading

October 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

ON CHANDLER’S GREATNESS PART 1

I’VE BEEN savoring the annotated version of Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep. Annotations, bibliography, and all, the book is 474 pages long, and I feel no urgency to finish it. … Continue reading

October 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

THE LRB’S CHINA PART 2

THIS CONTINUES yesterday’s tidbits gleaned from John Lanchester’s “Document Number Nine” in London Review of Books, October 10, 2019. Here in Part 2, we’ll see how, despite Western expectations, China … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE LRB’S CHINA PART 1

GAD! THE ARTICLE “Document Number Nine” by John Lanchester in London Review of Books, October 10, 2019, is so chock-full of information about China that I’m tempted to quote all … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

A TRIAD OF SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

SOUTHERN COOKING is a plentitude of cuisines, and cookbooks on the subject are also in a wide variety. Here are tidbits on three of my favorites. One is a traditional … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE QUBIT CAPER

THE NEWS ON October 23, 2019, was fast and furious, its updates and scientific self-corrections occurring within hours. Here are tidbits on quantum supremacy, together with SimanaitisSays comments on this … Continue reading

October 25, 2019 · Leave a comment