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MARNIE—BOOK TO MOVIE TO MET

THIS PAST WEEKEND, I enjoyed the Metropolitan Opera’s Met HD production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie. I’m seeing it again tomorrow, November 14, 2018, with Wife Dottie as a Met Encore. … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

IS IT EV TIME YET? PART 2

YESTERDAY AT SimanaitisSays, Part 1 began sorting out my collection of EV tidbits gleaned from Automotive News. Such was the pile height that Part 2 is warranted as well. GM … Continue reading

November 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

IS IT EV TIME YET? PART 1

I’VE BEEN COLLECTING news items on what’s seen as the inevitable transition to electric vehicles. Indeed, this stack has reached critical mass, worthy of Part 1 today and Part 2 … Continue reading

November 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

TRUMAN ON READING, THE PRESIDENCY, AND TRUTH

THE MORE I learn about Harry S Truman, 33rd President of the United States, the more I admire him. He was an omnifarious reader. He made difficult decisions after considerable … Continue reading

November 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

PUCCINI’S WORLD TOUR PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE began Puccini’s World Tour in Nagasaki, Japan. Today, it’s in California during the Gold Rush and Peking, China, in a Middle Age fairyland. La Fanciulla del West, The … Continue reading

November 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

PUCCINI’S WORLD TOUR PART 1

RICHARD WAGNER VISITED the underworld Nibelheim and the upperworld Valhalla in his epic Ring Cycle, but a much more practical world tour is offered by Giacomo Puccini in his Madama … Continue reading

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING OSCA

OSCA IS short for Officine Specializzate Costruzione Automobili—Fratelli Maserati. In business between 1947 and 1967, this Italian automaker fabricated some of the swoopiest, snarliest, and most potent of sports cars. … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · 1 Comment