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On cars, old, new and future; science & technology; vintage airplanes, computer flight simulation of them; Sherlockiana; our English language; travel; and other stuff

PEPPER GRINDERS, CAGE CRINOLINES, AND VIS-À-VIS MOTORING

THE MOTOR car image below is exemplary of a wonderful path that led from pepper grinders to cage crinolines to one of the earliest of the world’s famous automakers, Peugeot. … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

HOLMES RESIDUALS

I SUSPECT it was chronicler Dr. John H. Watson who taught Sherlock Holmes the value of branding, of selling marketers on his reputation as the world’s greatest detective, and then … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

ON BEING BAMBOOZLED

WHAT A funny word “bamboozle” is. At first glance, it reminds me of that rude noisemaker blown at World Cup matches. (No, that’s the vuvuzela. On the other hand, if … Continue reading

December 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

FASHION? ART? BOTH

IT TURNS out that I’m a fashionista. Or would that be fashionisto(?), though Merriam-Webster is gender-neutral in defining “fashionista” as “a designer, promoter, or follower of the latest fashions.” I … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

SARAH AND SUSANNAH—THOSE JERSEY GIRLS

WILLIAM LIVINGSTON, the first governor of New Jersey, had three daughters, Sarah, Susannah, and Kitty. Little is known of Kitty, however her older sisters made up for it. Sarah was … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

THREE FRUITS OF JET LAG

BACK WHEN I traveled internationally, I was pretty good with jet lag after the first night. That first opportunity for sleep, however, was always seemingly at the wrong time for … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE—WHAT A JOY!

THIS CHARMING book was actually a birthday present from Wife Dottie, and it has easily become a Christmas recommendation to anyone loving someone who reads, be that someone a spouse, … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · 1 Comment