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TRUMP, CALIFORNIA, AND THE AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS

TRUMP IS BENT on undoing just about anything that the Obama administration accomplished in its eight years. If he ever finds out that President Obama slept reclined in pajamas, you … Continue reading

September 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

NEW ENGLAND LORE 1896

PURELY ON the spur of a moment, I thought it’s time to brush up on my knowledge of New England. There’s a guidebook around here somewhere. Ah, yes. Sweetster’s…. Mine … Continue reading

September 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

WOLSELEY HORNET SPECIAL

JUST AS RODNEY Dangerfield was famous for getting no respect, so it was with the Wolseley Hornet Special Decent Early Years. Wolseley Motors Limited had a respectable origin in 1901 … Continue reading

September 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

CHURCHILL’S CHICAGO TYPEWRITER

“ONE OF THE most famous photographers of Winston Churchill,” David Olusoga wrote, “is also one of the more controversial.” Olusoga’s article in BBC History Magazine is titled “The Gun in … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE FIRST NATIVE AMERICANS GOT INLAND ALONG WATER ROUTES

ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH on the banks of a western Idaho river gives evidence that the first North Americans arrived around 16,000 years ago, three millennia earlier than previously thought. This reassessment … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

HENGWRT PINKHURST TIDBITS PART 2

THE HENGWRT CHAUCER is the oldest known manuscript of The Canterbury Tales. Yesterday here at SimanaitisSays, I shared several tidbits of Christopher De Hamel’s encounter with the Hengwrt at the … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

HENGWRT PINKHURST TIDBITS PART 1

ADAM PINKHURST was a scribe during Chaucer’s time, the late 1300s and early 1400s. The Hengwrt Chaucer, c. 1400, is the earliest known example of Chaucer’s most famous work, The … Continue reading

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment