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Monthly Archives: January, 2020

THE FORBIDDEN CITY—AND ME

A RECENT ARTICLE IN The New York Times prompts me to share rare photographs from my personal collection. These images follow, accompanied by the report of “S.U.V. in Forbidden City … Continue reading

January 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

THE HYPERSONIC ARMS RACE

IT ALL BEGAN with bigger sticks, then chemical firepower, then atomic fission, then intercontinental ballistic delivery. The new arms race, with China, Russia, and the U.S. already major players, depends … Continue reading

January 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

WHO’S GOING TO ANTE UP? PART 2

YESTERDAY, I SHARED some of Deloitte Development LLC’s views on the economics of tomorrow’s advanced mobility. Today in Part 2, tidbits on infrastructure are gleaned from more of its Deloitte … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

WHO’S GOING TO ANTE UP? PART 1

ONE OF THE neat spiffs of a subscription to Automotive News is its occasional addition of Deloitte Insights. Early in 2019, I shared tidbits from Deloitte Insights: Express Land Ahead. … Continue reading

January 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

BIG APPLE NOSHING—1923

I JUST READ Sara Bonisteel’s “The Four-Star Restaurants of New York,” in The New York Times, January 14, 2020. Note, this is the newspaper’s own top ratings, not Michelin’s Three-Star … Continue reading

January 20, 2020 · 4 Comments

CELEBRATING VERA RUBIN—HERALDER OF DARK MATTER

THERE ARE PEOPLE who confuse cosmologist with cosmetologist. True, cosmology has to do with stars, but not of the Paltrow or Kardashian variety. According to Merriam-Webster, both terms trace back … Continue reading

January 19, 2020 · 2 Comments