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By Jim Rhodes Last Thursday was June 25, celebrated annually as the “Day of the Seafarer” by the International Maritime […]
By Jim Rhodes The year was 1793. The place was Philadelphia. It was an unusually hot summer. Philadelphia was the […]
By Jim Rhodes Humpty Dumpty: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean … […]
By Jim Rhodes Last Fall I buried in my garden several dozen tulip bulbs, which I had purchased on my […]
By Jim Rhodes Sunday was March 15, the famous Ides of March when Julius Caesar was assassinated in the year […]
By Jim Rhodes I adore the Oxford English Dictionary. The definitions, derivations and etymology make for endlessly fascinating reading – […]
By Jim Rhodes December 31, 2019 As I write these words it is late in the afternoon of New Year’s […]