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Monthly Archives: November, 2020

ANOTHER HOLMES TO ENJOY—AND FIE ON DOYLE ESTATE LAWYERS PART 1

I AM LATE to the party—and to the lawsuit—in that I’ve only recently discovered yet another Holmes family member. We already have Sherlock and his brother Mycroft, so ably chronicled … Continue reading

November 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

LAUGHTER AFTER LAMENT

AS SUGGESTED HERE in SimanaitisSays on Election Day 2020, “A lamentable scenario would be protracted legal hassles, complicated by Republican hypocrisy of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court appointment, and fueled … Continue reading

November 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

ELECTION LORE 2020

BALLOT BOX STUFFING! The executive-in-chief favors one candidate; a sex toy retailer favors another! The incumbent gracefully withdraws, even before the election begins! And everything turns out okay.  In what … Continue reading

November 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

DETROIT’S GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG PART 2

YESTERDAY IN PART 1, Michigan Opera Theatre and its new Artistic Director Yuval Sharon offered a Motown Take on Wagner’s Götterdämmerung—at different levels of its multi-story parking garage. Today in … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

DETROIT’S GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG PART 1

THE MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE recently offered a new take on Motown Sound with its recent Twilight: Gods, a pandemic-influenced one-hour operatic condensation of Wagner’s epic (and six-hour!) Götterdämmerung, the final … Continue reading

November 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

BESPEAKING DURING A PANDEMIC

SAVILE ROW, LONDON’S legendary street of bespoke clothiers, is caught in a Covid-19 bind. Even if not locked down, it’s difficult indeed to tailor a custom suit while social distancing.  … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

FLYING THE OISEAU BLEU OF HAPPINESS PART 2

YESTERDAY PART 1 FOCUSED on the actual Farman F.180 Oiseau Bleu (Bluebird) and its Paris/London service in the 1920s and 1930s. In Part 2 today, my GMax modeling of the … Continue reading

November 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

FLYING THE OISEAU BLEU OF HAPPINESS PART 1

SIGHTING A BLUEBIRD is a symbol of future joy and happiness. And so it was for the Freres Farman, Richard, Henri, and Maurice. These Farman brothers, Paris-born of English parents, … Continue reading

November 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

CORVID LORE PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE BEGAN sharing tidbits from a recent Live Q&A Chat, part of the online Members Community of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The subject was corvids, … Continue reading

November 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

CORVID LORE PART 1

THAT TITLE WORD is not a typo for “Covid.” However, the following tidbits in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow come from an excellent source frequently discussing the latter: … Continue reading

November 14, 2020 · 1 Comment