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Rudyard Kipling: A Woman Is Only a Woman, But a Good Cigar Is a Smoke

And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke. — Rudyard Kipling, “The Betrothed” in Rudyard Kipling’s Verse, Inclusive Edition, 1885–1918 The Betrothed “You must choose between me and your cigar.” Breach of Promise Case, circa, 1885 OPEN the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout, For things are running crossways,… Read More »

How to Make Tartar Sauce

We were having fish for dinner. We wanted some tartar sauce, but we didn’t have any. I googled “tartar sauce recipe” and found several recipes. Ina Garten from Barefoot Contessa episode “Good Catch” Recipe: Tartar Sauce Ingredients 1/2 cup good mayonnaise 2 tablespoons small-diced pickles or cornichons 1 tablespoon Champagne or white wine vinegar 1… Read More »

Links: April 2017

These are interesting links we’ve found here and there this month. Citation Machine — Automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and other formats. Ton of Refrigeration — Wikipedia. “A ton of refrigeration (TR), also called a refrigeration ton (RT), is a unit of power used in some countries (especially in North America) to describe… Read More »

Peter Piper’s Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation (1836)

Peter piper, without pretension to precocity or profoundness, puts pen to paper to produce these puzzling pages, purposely to please the palates of pretty prattling playfellows, proudly presuming that with proper penetration it will probably, and perhaps positively, prove a peculiarly pleasant and profitable path to proper, plain and precise pronunciation.

He prays parents to purchase this playful performance, partly to pay him for his patience and pains; partly to provide for the printers and publishers; but principally to prevent the pernicious prevalence of perverse pronunciation.

Links: March 2017

These are interesting links we’ve found here and there this month. WeTransfer — For when you need to transfer large files. You can transfer files up to 2 GB in size. You can send the files to up to 20 people. The file is automatically deleted after seven days. WeTransfer sends an email message with… Read More »

Links: December 2016

These are interesting links we’ve found here and there this month. United States Congress (114th). “H.R. 6 — 21st Century Cures Act”. Introduced May 19, 2015. Accessed December 1, 2016. Willis, Perry and Jim Babka. “Has U.S. Military Power Been a Force for Good or Evil?”. Zero Aggression Project. Undated. Accessed November 12, 2016.… Read More »

Life Lessons

During a robbery in Guangzhou, China, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank, “Don’t move! The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.” • Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept.” Changing the conventional way of thinking. When a lady lay on the table… Read More »