Monthly Archives: July 2014

George Bernard Shaw: Hobbyists

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) The Irish playwright was born on July 26, 1856.  The winner of both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award, he is perhaps best remembered today for his play Pygmalion, on which the popular musical My Fair … Continue reading

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R.I.P. James Garner: Mortality

Image:  www.pbs.org James Garner (1928-1014) James Garner was known to millions of U. S. TV viewers (and to current viewers of endless re-runs) as Bret Maverick in Maverick and Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files.  He died on Saturday, July 19, … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway: Brave Definition

Image:  www.netssa.com Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Ernest Hemingway, influential American short story writer and novelist, was born July 21, 1899 — 115 years ago this Monday.  His novels included A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Nadine Gordimer

Photo: Radu Sigheti/Reuters Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) with Nelson Mandela, 2005 The South African writer and political activist Nadine Gordimer died yesterday.  She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. In her memory we offer a puzzle that features something Gordimer … Continue reading

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Harrison Ford on Acting

 Image: rottentomatoes.com Harrison Ford The popular Hollywood actor turns 72 this Sunday, July 13.  Our two-diagram puzzle below features something he has said about the challenge of acting. Diagram 1: Diagram 2:    

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The Dalai Lama: Lesson

Image: www.mindbodygreen.com Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama Sunday, July 6, is the 79th birthday of the Dalai Lama.  The answer to our two-diagram puzzle to celebrate his birthday is a wise quote from this wise and humble man. Diagram 1: … Continue reading

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