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Welcome to our blog, where we comment on a wide variety of topics. Some of them relate to our line of work. Others are more far ranging.

Welcome to our blog, where we comment on a wide variety of topics. Some of them relate to our line of work. Others are more far ranging

Tips of the Slung

By Jim Rhodes   Sir Stafford Cripps (above) was a leftish political leader, cabinet member and diplomat of the mid-20th […]

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A Beginning and an End

By Jim Rhodes Welcome to August, the eighth month of the year. It takes its name from the Roman emperor […]

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Imprisoned

By Jim Rhodes Last Thursday was June 25, celebrated annually as the “Day of the Seafarer” by the International Maritime […]

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Another Time, Another Contagion

By Jim Rhodes The year was 1793. The place was Philadelphia. It was an unusually hot summer. Philadelphia was the […]

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Wordplay for the First of May

By Jim Rhodes Humpty Dumpty: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean … […]

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Tulip Time

By Jim Rhodes Last Fall I buried in my garden several dozen tulip bulbs, which I had purchased on my […]

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The Ides Have It

By Jim Rhodes Sunday was March 15, the famous Ides of March when Julius Caesar was assassinated in the year […]

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Linguinflation

By Jim Rhodes I adore the Oxford English Dictionary. The definitions, derivations and etymology make for endlessly fascinating reading – […]

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For the Good Times

By Jim Rhodes December 31, 2019 As I write these words it is late in the afternoon of New Year’s […]

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