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KABUKI ART—AND A GREAT NEW SOURCE

I LOVE THE art of Kabuki and find I have much in common with a Frenchman who goes by the name Shôriya Aragôrô. It is he who researches, composes and … Continue reading

August 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING THE ZILDJIAN FAMILY—ALL 400 YEARS OF IT

AT ONE TIME, our next door neighbors were a cymbal salesman and a violist. She played professionally and, as I recall, he also had gigs as an orchestral percussionist. They … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

THE ART OF MILTON GLASER

LET’S CELEBRATE Milton Glaser, graphic artist extraordinaire, renowned for everything from “I ❤️ NY” to the psychedelic Bob Dylan poster to logos for, among others, Brooklyn Brewery, DC Comics, and … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

GASOLINE RATIONING AND OLD-TIME RADIO PART 2

YESTERDAY’S TOPIC here at SimanaitisSays offered details of U.S. gasoline rationing during World War II. Today, a SiriusXM “Radio Classics” broadcast of Lum and Abner describes its effect on the … Continue reading

August 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

GASOLINE RATIONING AND OLD-TIME RADIO PART 1

MY INSPIRATIONS for tidbits about World War II rationing came from several sources. Reading a social history gave “Eating Brit-Style, the 1940s,” an Anglo flavor of WWII culinary matters. And … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

ON REAL DOLLARS PART 2

THE CONSUMER Price Index Inflation Calculator is a useful tool. Yesterday in Part 1, it helped assess the cost of today’s cars and their gasoline. Today in Part 2, we … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

ON REAL DOLLARS PART 1

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Consumer Price Index Inflation Calculator offered online by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. This gizmo clarifies a multitude of issues. Among them … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment