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A GIANT AWAKENS PART 1

THE U.S., the second largest auto producer in the world, is awakening after a Covid-19-induced slumber. Here, in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, are tidbits about the automakers’ … Continue reading

May 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

BEHIND THE CURVE

SECOND GUESSING IS valuable only if it affects future actions. We can hope this occurs following an assessment in Science, May 8, 2020, published by the American Association for the … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

HUMOR IN ADAPTING TO COVID-19

EVEN IN THE darkest of times, humor can be a beneficial countermeasure to adversity. Here are examples related to our adapting to Covid-19. Bobbleheads. In Science, April 29, 2020, Meagan … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

A POPULATION SNAPSHOT FROM LEATHERBY AND MCCANN PART 2

THIS CONTINUES OUR demographic tour of data appearing in “Sweden Stayed Open. A Deadly Month Shows the Risks,” by Lauren Leatherby and Allison McCann, in The New York Times, May … Continue reading

May 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

A POPULATION SNAPSHOT FROM LEATHERBY AND MCCANN PART 1

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA ARE fascinating. “Sweden Stayed Open. A Deadly Month Shows the Risks,” by Lauren Leatherby and Allison McCann, in The New York Times, May 17, 2020, is a compelling … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

ZEPPE VS TRIPPE—YOU READ IT HERE FIRST, SORT OF

I’M LOOKING forward to reading Alexander Rose’s Empires of the Sky—Zeppelins, Airplanes, and Two Men’s Epic Duel to Rule the World. This is, at least in part, to confirm things … Continue reading

May 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

1954 MG TF—THE LAST OF THE T SERIES

“EVERY TIME WE drive an MG,” R&T wrote in March 1954, “whether it be the TC, the TD, or as in this case, the new TF, the thought comes to … Continue reading

May 19, 2020 · Leave a comment