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Son of a Sailor

This update is a bit of a divergence from my usual breed of randomness, which typically has something to do with S/V Nomadness, development facilities, technomadic gizmology, or random noodlings triggered by any of the foregoing. I’d like to dedicate … Continue reading

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Wintry Notes from the Nomadhouse

I’ve never been much of a fan of Christmas, except perhaps when I was a kidlet in the nuclear family of mom/dad/me back in Kentucky, long ago and very far away from other relatives. Back then, the tree glittered and … Continue reading

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Edward H Roberts and his lever-release aluminum ice cube tray

Ever wonder where the aluminum ice cube tray came from? When I was a kid in the ’50s and ’60s, my father, Edward Roberts, was a design engineer at General Electric… first at Erie Works, then at Appliance Park in … Continue reading

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St. Clair McKelway Recommends Phyllis McCarthy to Barbizon

My mother worked as a fashion model in New York back in the 1930s, and it was fascinating, while working through the old family papers, to discover a wealth of photos and other archives from this epoch of her life. … Continue reading

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