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Monday, January 27, 2020

Jewel Box

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:02 PM

The phrase "jewel box" in a New York Times  obituary online this afternoon
suggests a review. See "And He Built a Crooked House" and Galois Tesseract.

A Line for Rose the Hat

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 AM

"Hum a few bars, Steely Dan."

Related material — "For 6 Prescott Street" and "SAT."
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"Hum a few bars"

"For 6 Prescott Street"

"SAT"

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Meritocracy

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:00 PM

(Continued)

"… the modern meritocracy dates only to the 1930s,
when Harvard President James Bryant Conant
directed his admissions staff to find a measure of
ability to supplement the old boys’ network. They
settled on the exam we know as the SAT."

— "Tyranny of Merit," by Samuel Goldman,
       a book review dated August 21, 2012

SAT

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:01 PM

The producer of the films "Gandhi," "City of Joy," 
and "The Legend of Bagger Vance"
reportedly died on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.

Film producer Jake Eberts is shown
on the set of "City of Joy" in 1991. 
(David Appleby photo, Los Angeles Times ,
with the Sanskrit word SAT added)

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