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Posts on 05/20/19

Jake Larson, Historical Memory, and WAIS

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/20/19 5:31 am) On the matter of Jake Larson, I'm sorry I submitted to the knives of WAIS a story that by chance matched the recent discussion on the Slapton Sands incident. That was why I posted it. A sugg ...

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Decline of the Sports of Kings and Commoners

(David Duggan, USA, 05/20/19 4:52 am) Though there were two sporting events over the weekend which in years past might have registered on the cosmic Richter scale, both the Preakness Stakes and the P[rofessional] G[olfers'] A[ssociati ...

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Posts on 05/19/19

"Who Owns South Africa?" Ariel Levy in "The New Yorker"

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/19/19 1:31 pm) Timothy Ashby may wish to comment on this recent New Yorker article on South Africa: Who Owns South Africa? Read more

Jake Larson at Normandy: Valor by Proxy? (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 05/19/19 3:58 am) Gary Moore writes:  Thanks to Daniel Kowalsky (May 18) for raising the questions about the Jake Larson story. If Larson, 96, is now being feted for being at D-Day ...

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Posts on 05/18/19

Polari, A-Slang, Backslang

(John Heelan, UK, 05/18/19 4:42 am) Gary Moore responded (17 May) about non sequiturs. Having had to study dead languages like Latin and Greek as a teenager, I am comforted that language creation still thrives, such as reported i ...

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Jake Larson at Normandy: Do The Facts Line Up?

(Daniel Kowalsky, Northern Ireland, 05/18/19 4:02 am) On Jake Larson, 96, John E leaves out important achievements in his summary of the article in the East Bay Times (other versions appeared in the SJMN and NYT). ...

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Posts on 05/17/19

Why Mussolini`s Delay with Socializzazione?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/17/19 1:30 pm) I will try to answer John E's three follow-up questions to my post of May 15th: 1) Socializzazione. I am convinced of the validity of this model, in part because the first thing the ...

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The Forest, Dante, and Non-Sequiturs (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 05/17/19 4:41 am) Gary Moore writes: As to my analogy about being lost in the great wood, I'm glad John Heelan (May 15) was struck by that question, but I thought the reference wo ...

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Town to Send Normandy Veteran to D-Day Ceremony

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/17/19 3:57 am) This was front-page news in the San Jose Mercury News on May 16. Note the relevance of this story to a recent discussion on WAIS. Martinez WWII veteran to return to France for D-Day ce ...

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