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Monthly Archives: August, 2021

INNES’S GRANDE EPREUVE WIN   PART 1

THE U.S. GRAND PRIX, October 8, 1961, is multiply significant, as reported by R&T’s Jim Crow: “Statistically, it was the first World Championship win for the uninhibited Scot, the first … Continue reading

August 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

LET’S HAVE HEALTHY BUILDINGS!

SCIENCE MAGAZINE SAYS there’s a “lasting positive from the pandemic,” namely, awareness of the importance of indoor air quality. Studies have identified that fine aerosols, those smaller than five micrometers, … Continue reading

August 20, 2021 · 1 Comment

IN THE WILDE’S OF NORTH AMERICA

NAME-DROPPING OSCAR WILDE in my recent tale of Horace and Baby Doe Tabor calls for learning more about Wilde’s 1882 tour of North America. Indeed, a fellow named John Cooper … Continue reading

August 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

A LITTLE WONDER WITH OPULENCE ESCHEWED

EARLY SIXTIES AUTOMOBILES were less opulent than those of the Fifties. GM popularized the hardtop convertible (an oxymoron for the pillarless sedan), Ford exhibited a concept car called the Mustang I, … Continue reading

August 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

THOMAS TALLIS—A RESILIENT COMPOSER OF MOTETS

PERHAPS IT’S NO surprise that Thomas Tallis merits mention here at SimanaitisSays, what with “Holmes and (Polyphonic) Motets” having already made an appearance here. Let’s not quibble about the redundancy … Continue reading

August 17, 2021 · 2 Comments

HIGH CULTURE IN LEADVILLE—REDISCOVERED   PART 2

COLORADO PIONEER ENTREPRENEUR Horace “Haw” Tabor and his second wife Baby Doe led adventurous lives. Today in Part 2, their legacies extend to film, radio, opera, and The New York … Continue reading

August 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

HIGH CULTURE IN LEADVILLE—REDISCOVERED   PART 1

THE TABOR OPERA HOUSE is in Leadville, Colorado at an elevation of 10,200 ft. Built by Horace “Haw” Tabor in 1879, it brought high culture to rough-and-tumble silver miners of … Continue reading

August 15, 2021 · 2 Comments

SPORTS SKULLDUGGERY

CHEATING AT SPORT is unsportsmanlike. But, according to John Lancaster writing in the London Review of Books, sports skullduggery has become institutionalized. His “How Bad Can It Be?, LRB, July … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS WEBSITE

THE FIRST OF SimanaitisSays, August 13, 2012, celebrated the Mazda Miata. I’m still enjoying no. 000348. And I continue to enjoy the research, composition, and production of SimanaitisSays. It’s my … Continue reading

August 13, 2021 · 8 Comments

BEES DO IT; DAVENPORT KIDS ASPIRED TO IT; THE DALAI LAMA ALMOST DIDN’T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY

DIVERSITY OF INFORMATION is a hallmark of Science, published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Recently, the magazine offered research on apian geometry, a book review … Continue reading

August 12, 2021 · Leave a comment