car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page

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Five Easy Steps?

My aversion to airport security is well-documented. I’ve never really mentioned that I don’t particularly care for my fellow travelers,either. And when I see headlines like “Baby is sent through X-ray machine at LAX,”it Read on…

Braxton’s Suggestion

In my previous post I mentioned that I had picked up John F. Szwed’s Jazz 101:A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz. After a weekend of light reading I’ve already come upon several interesting Read on…

Jazz 101:Because I’m a Giant Poseur

My friend Rob and I recently had a couple discussions which touched on a subject I find a trifle fascinating. The second of our two chats brushed the subject of poseur-ism,and how each of us is more or less a sham artist at one time or another in at least one area of enthusiasm.

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Pretty Good Polenta

One of the things I’ve gotten back into during my recent long absence is cooking. To my own mind I feel extremely rusty in the kitchen,fumbling around,burning roux (or worse,melting plastic spoons into it while stirring),generally being the opposite of who I used to be Read on…

Regulatory Indigestion

The recent ban of trans fatty acids (commonly known as “trans fat”) by the City of New York is such a mockery of the American public and our system of government that it would require more space than I Read on…