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DOUGLAS DC-3

THIS DOUGLAS DC-3 pin was the object of my recent rummaging through the desk. The search was prompted by a cameo appearance of Donald Douglas in a recent item here … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · 4 Comments

DINING OUT, HOLMES STYLE, PART 2

WE SLUMMED around with Holmes and Watson yesterday at Goldini’s Italian Restaurant. One restaurant we visit today was a favorite of the world’s greatest consulting detective and his chronicler. Another … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

DINING OUT, HOLMES STYLE, PART 1

THIS PAST week has been what began years ago as the Monterey Weekend, and I got to reminiscing about the late lamented Sherlock Holmes Pub & Restaurant in The Barnyard … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

I’LL HAVE A PINK LADY, AND A COCKTAIL TOO

FORGIVE THE old one-liner, but it popped into my mind when, rummaging in the desk for something else entirely, I came upon this handy artifact of my misspent youth. Indeed, … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

GOT MENDACITY?

IN MY continuing series of Etymology for Today, I offer the word “mendacity,” as practiced regularly by our president. Given that it’s a long word, and perhaps unfamiliar to some, … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · 2 Comments

CLEVER ENGINE MOUNTS, PART 2

MAGNETO-RHEOLOGICAL technology, as featured in BWI’s clever engine mounts was yesterday’s topic, with a promise today of Part 2’s related memories of one sort or another. I start with a … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

CLEVER ENGINE MOUNTS, PART 1

READING THAT Mercedes-AMG will feature second-generation magneto-rheological engine mounts brings back memories of a college summer job and later of deliberately pausing a tad in certain shifts with Ferrari’s traditionally … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · 2 Comments