It all started innocently enough, a good review of an old classic and then another and another, soon I was hooked. They are all free as I check them out from the library and few are in great demand so renewing was easy enough. I always know they are there and can go back and … [Read more…]
In the November 2019 Smithsonian Magazine is a fine essay The Untold Story of the Secret Mission to Seize Nazi Map Data, about HOUGHTEAM headed by U.S. Army Maj. Floyd W. Hough. It explores the exploits of Major Hough and his team and I immediately thought of the parallels between him, Maj. Duane Marvey and … [Read more…]
New Yorker Magazine Culture Desk The Heavy, Meditative, and Tender Music of Les Filles de Illighadad By Amanda Petrusich November 11, 2019 If you listen long enough, and make yourself open enough, it is possible to reach a kind of holy place while experiencing the music of Les Filles de Illighadad. Les Filles de Illighadad … [Read more…]
In a series of articles found on the California Digital Newspaper Archrive from U.C. Riverside, here is some of the story of the capture of the American Slaver Wildfire as reported in May, 1860, well before the Civil War. Sacramento Daily Union – 19 June 1860 Capture of a Slaver off the Coast of Africa.— … [Read more…]
We all know how Baseball newscasters love statistics. There are stats on most everything in the game and they make an otherwise ordinary event more colorful. One stat which they have not exploited is the stubble metric. Simply defined, the metric shows the player’s performance in contrast to the stubble on their faces, 1 day, … [Read more…]
From the Guardian, Sept 9th, 2019: “The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,” Yoshiaki Harada told a news briefing in Tokyo on Tuesday. “The whole of the government will discuss this, but I would like to offer my simple opinion.” … Six years ago during the city’s bid … [Read more…]
In a NY Times obituary today, “President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico announced the death on Twitter, calling Mr. Toledo “a true defender of nature, customs and traditions of our people.” No other details were given.”
In a NY Times interview , Ram Dass discuses age, the separation of the ego and the soul and answers still silly questions from the interviewer David Marchese.
In the IEEE Spectrum, an essay by Maria Gallucci documents a tour she took of the B Reactor at Hanford. The front face of the B reactor.
‘Scary for democracy’ Adam Gabbatt in Youngstown, Ohio Wed 21 Aug 2019 It was in the late 1920s that the Ku Klux Klan regularly began gathering outside the home of William F Maag Jr in Youngstown. Maag owned the Vindicator newspaper, which unlike others in this once prosperous part of Ohio, had been willing to … [Read more…]