Author Archives: wroughtthoughts

Time Limps On

“The time has come,” the walrus now says, “to speak of one thing: how telling time in the UK has gone the way of sealing wax.” Verified reports indicate that analogue clocks are being removed from British classrooms because few … Continue reading

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A Test for the Ages

  Certainly the most intriguing article in the May Maine Antique Digest is “Why Collect?” written by a clinical psychologist who is, not surprisingly, also a collector. What did take me by surprise is a statistic he reported in his … Continue reading

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You Got to Have Heart

In April I toasted Roxette. This month I praise the songs of Heart, a group led by sisters Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson. Chroniclers of rock music sometimes characterize how an artist or band captured the zeitgeist of a period. … Continue reading

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Armageddon Out of Here

The editors of Popular Mechanics must have encountered one of those shaggy-faced prophets of doom often seen carrying “The End is Near” signs in cartoons because the May issue focuses on “64 Things to Do Before the World Ends.”  Maybe … Continue reading

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Quell the Swell

The theme of the March/April Dwell is stated boldly on the cover: “Different Is Good.” The subtitle, “Architecture for an audience of one,” may reflect how many people are interested in living in a home like the one shown on … Continue reading

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Roxette Still Rocks It

The people who lionize the Rolling Stones as the greatest rock band of all time and marvel at their endurance are certainly entitled to their opinion. What keeps Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on their feet and on the road … Continue reading

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Eat Bray Shove

In the November 2017 Travel + Leisure, Jeff Gordimer wrote about his visit to the Dordogne, France’s “bucolic gastronome’s paradise.”  Gordimer confessed to going overboard on the plentiful cheese carts several nights followed by pleasant strolls in the countryside. His … Continue reading

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