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“Along Hurricane Dorian’s Tortured Path”

Disaster Journalism High and Low

Silvrback blog imageThe New York Times has a human interest story, “Along Hurricane Dorian’s Tortured Path, Millions are United in Fear,”  a fine example of quality upper-crust American journalism, against which it is interesting to contrast “’Waffle House Index’ is a real thing during disasters. How does the restaurant . . .

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September 05, 2019

Searching for Tom Wolfe

Silvrback blog imageThinking about the writer Tom Wolfe, who died on May 14, I searched for his name across all my e-books. Up popped some thirty-six, leaving aside Wolfe's own novels and essays, containing a total of 151 references.  An interesting fact of probably no relevance, the references were apparently distributed according to some power law. (See . . .

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May 17, 2018

Writing well to get ahead in politics

Silvrback blog imageIn his biographical essay ‘Asquith,’ Winston Churchill describes how an ability to write well helped him win swift political advancement in the reforming British Liberal government headed by H.H. Asquith from 1908 to 1915. Churchill entered Asquith’s cabinet as President of the Board of Trade in 1908, at the age of 34; . . .

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January 11, 2018

Dead men sing no songs

Three men are riding through a dark wood, two common soldiers, and a noble lord.

“My mother told me that dead men sing no songs”, puts in the younger of the soldiers.

“My wet nurse said the same thing”, replies the lord. “Never believe anything you hear at a woman’s tit.”

On reading this, . . .

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December 07, 2017

Buying a Smiley

I don't now remember the sequence of clicks that brought me to the Amazon page for John le Carré’s new George Smiley novel “A Legacy of Spies. Maybe I was set off down that path by one of the several marketing emails the kindly internet titan sends me daily. Or perhaps I was already on the site browsing idly as a . . .

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November 08, 2017

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