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THE LRB’S CHINA PART 1

GAD! THE ARTICLE “Document Number Nine” by John Lanchester in London Review of Books, October 10, 2019, is so chock-full of information about China that I’m tempted to quote all … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

A TRIAD OF SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

SOUTHERN COOKING is a plentitude of cuisines, and cookbooks on the subject are also in a wide variety. Here are tidbits on three of my favorites. One is a traditional … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE QUBIT CAPER

THE NEWS ON October 23, 2019, was fast and furious, its updates and scientific self-corrections occurring within hours. Here are tidbits on quantum supremacy, together with SimanaitisSays comments on this … Continue reading

October 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

ICELAND, WPI, AND THE PLAN

I REGRET THAT my undergraduate years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute were before The Plan. My graduation coincided with the 100th anniversary of this solidly traditional engineering school “founded on a … Continue reading

October 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE UNDEAD

WHAT WITH Halloween approaching, and with the world’s greatest consulting detective being immortal, it’s not inappropriate to address Holmes and the Undead. Scary. Here are tidbits from the Sacred Canon, … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

LAS VEGAS HITCHING

CHAROLETTE RICHARDS is 86 now, and her Little White Chapel, 1301 Las Vegas Boulevard, is up for sale with an asking price of $12 million. Cassidy George asks, “Why Won’t … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

OPTIMIZING RENEWABLE ENERGY

TRUMP ON RENEWABLES: “The wind and the television go off. And your wives and husbands say: ‘Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped … Continue reading

October 21, 2019 · Leave a comment