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THE SALVATOR MUNDI CAPER PART 1

HERE ARE ALL the makings of a good whodunit: A da Vinci original. Or is it? A beheaded English king passes it on. But is he the only royal involved? … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

SAVORING GOOD DESIGN

GOOD DESIGN is no more expensive than shoddy design. And New York City’s Museum of Modern Art has advice on the choice in “The Value of Good Design,” an exhibition … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

ABC OF AVIATION—A PAGÉ FROM 1943 PART 2

YESTERDAY, LT. COL. Victor W. Pagé’s ABC of Aviation: A Simplified Guide to Modern Aircraft touched on transoceanic airliners and flying fish. Today, Part 2 is equally deep and broadening. … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

ABC OF AVIATION—A PAGÉ FROM 1943 PART 1

IT WAS 1928 when Major Victor W. Pagé, Air Corps Reserve, U.S.A., wrote Everybody’s Aviation Guide, appearing November 2018 here at SimanaitisSays. But now, in Parts 1 and 2, today … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

AKA SHERLOCK HOLMES PART 2

HOLMES WAS a man of many disguises. Here in Part 2, we’ll learn of Escott the plumber, maybe William Escott the Shakespearean actor, and an adventure in which just about … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

AKA SHERLOCK HOLMES PART 1

THE WORLD’S FIRST consulting detective occasionally assumed different personae, some named, others not. Here, in Parts 1 and 2, today and tomorrow, is a selection of those AKA Holmes actually … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

RESTORATION RIFFS

ENGLAND’S DISSATISFACTION with Puritan Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, 1599–1658, led to more than the people’s exhuming his body in 1661, hanging it in chains, beheading it, and then losing the … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment