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GOOD INFORMATION IS TOO LITTLE WITH US

The world is in a muddle at the moment, but what is one who cares to do? I am currently readIng Kurt Andersen’s Fantasyland:How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History and Kevin Young’s Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbugs, Plagiarists, … Continue reading

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WARY IS THE WORD OF THE DAY

Wary is the word of the day.  Front and center but below the bend of pages A1 and B1 in the paper NYT were two warnings to the naive reader, if such still exists. First wary warning is John Lefevre’s … Continue reading

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MORNING COFFEE 3

Time for coffee thoughts, and if it is also cold where you are, RB suggests coffee in a mug that fits within your chilly hands.  No snow here. I love Linda Greenhouse and not just because she introduced me to … Continue reading

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FACT-CHECKING

Richard III (1452-1485) is alive again in the public mind! This is no small feat for someone dead these 500+ years.  The newsworthy note is that Richard III’s bones have probably been found which means that two questions about him … Continue reading

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ARRRGGGH!

How do I go nuts? Let me count the ways. 1. Reading about plagiarists, most recently, the German Minister of Defense whose Ph.D. thesis he apparently plagiarized. This has hurt his credibility (yes!) which, in turn, may cost him the … Continue reading

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WHY READERS MATTER, REASON #4208

I love facts.  They are malleable enough to be the stuff of never-ending arguments.  (How many changed ingredients make a new recipe?)  And circumstances change. ( Is the Aral Sea still one of the four largest bodies of water?)  I … Continue reading

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WHY READ?

The first fresh breeze of Fall is here today. The oak trees rustle heavily, the water ripples offshore (toward Harts Neck across the harbor), and the Queen Anne’s lace, past its prime but still willing, waves with the goldenrod. I … Continue reading

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MORE BOOKS ADDED #3

Quite exciting news is that Roseledge Books has a second bestseller — which means three coipies have been sold. Walter Isaacson’s Einstein is now added to Steven Johnson’s The Ghost Map, and together they document how nifty are the readers … Continue reading

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STILL CHOOSING

The Produce Lady has raspberries and, surprise!, small wild blueberries. “The blueberries must be from Massachusetts,” says doubting Scott; “I don’t think any Maine blueberries have been harvested yet.” Maybe they’re from New Jersey, I suggest. “New Jersey only has … Continue reading

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COVID19 NOTES 1, PLUS

We are one with “social distancing” and “shelter in place”, with boxed meals set outside the door, Charlie’s workshop masks at the ready, and my 2′ poker still good for pushing buttons and  better than anything else for keeping people … Continue reading

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