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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

Happy Birthday

By Jim Rhodes Today is the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. I discovered Beethoven in the 1960s, when I […]

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Parallel Lives

By Jim Rhodes Last week Diego Maradona died. Over a socially spaced Thanksgiving dinner, our son and I were reflecting […]

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Click and Clack

By Jim Rhodes As I write these words, it’s the Friday before Election Day in the United States. To escape […]

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All Talk, No Action.

By Jim Rhodes Three months ago, on the occasion of the international “Day of the Seafarer,” I wrote in these […]

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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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