Newsletter/Blog

May 29, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Happy Friday! Parisians, annoyed at government restrictions, have adopted a rebellious new drinking tradition: the apérue, in which revelers gather on the city’s streets (or rues) to enjoy pre-dinner drinks. –The New York Times. On May 29, […]

May 28, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: 1892~ Sierra Club founded. From Bloomberg today: Six-year-old boy finds 3,500-year-old tablet. Earliest “chickens” were actually pheasants. Lego releases a $380 Lamborghini kit. PHOTOS OF THE DAY View of the Milky Way in the early morning sky […]

May 27, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: 1930: Scotch Tape patented. 1937: Golden Gate Bridge opened, San Francisco. 1940: British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII. Isadora Duncan, b. 1878. Rachel Carson, b. 1907. Hubert Humphries, b. 1911. […]

May 26, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: 1328 – William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII. 1815 – Napoleon crowned king of Italy. 1805 – Lewis & Clark see Rocky Mountains. 1896 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average was […]

May 25, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was opened to traffic. Go to article » Ralph Waldo Emerson, b. 1803.        The Rhodora On Being Asked, Whence Is the Flower? RALPH WALDO EMERSON […]