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


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…

Friday Roundup

This won’t be a thematic post but will instead function as more of an assessment of the progress I’ve been making,not only with this site (which is minimal in the visible sense),but with other facets of my life.  I don’t generally talk much about what is going on with me personally,but with Read on…

A Somewhat Brief Weekend Update

Beer Lists

Greg,a friend of mine out in Chicagoland,introduced me to a really cool website earlier last week. is something I’ve been looking for,on and off,for quite a while now –a place to keep track of and evaluate the beers I’ve sampled.

Part of it,I guess,Read on…

Say “No”to the Internet of Tomorrow

The post you’re about to read is partially inspired by my extremely slow Interweb connection tonight. It seems like even the big dogs are having problems –Blogger,Wikipedia,ESPN,Google –and it’s only a shade of what’s to come in three months.

If you haven’t heard about the seemingly imminent changes to the Read on…


Every year since 1998 I’ve read Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd. Until about ’98 I’d never been much for the British classics –I think I’d only been exposed to a handful of them,and not always with spectacular results. To this day I have no intention or desire to finish Gulliver’s Travels.

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