Monthly Archives: July 2010

Flying the Flag

I recently put up a flagpole on the front of my house, a spot where I can see the flag from the window next to my computer.  It is not a full-length flagpole, but a short section attached to the … Continue reading

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The British Open

I don’t play golf (although I wish I had learned earlier) nor am I much interested in the professional players, but I did spend a good part of last week watching the British Open golf tournament at Scotland’s St. Andrews … Continue reading

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The Thin Man

I recently finished reading Dashiel Hammett’s second-best-known detective story, The Thin Man.  (See 5/21/10 posting for the first.)  We are all familiar with the Thin Man mystery-comedy movie series starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles.  … Continue reading

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Japanese Toilets, American Style

About ten years ago on a trip to Japan, I was introduced to their famous high-tech toilets, or more precisely, their toilet seats.  When you sit down, you notice a control panel at your side complex enough to land a … Continue reading

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Biblical Writing Style

In a recent book, Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible, author Robert Alter describes the biblical style of writing and how it has been used by many authors over the years.  By “biblical,” of course, I … Continue reading

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