Month: August 2019

Because Internet

Every language changes, as I occasionally have to remind my non-linguist friends when they complain about this or that. Some languages change more than others — English, for example, has changed much more quickly and more dramatically than, say, Icelandic… Read More ›

The Blarney Stone

Barbara had to work late continuing the endless task of cleaning out the Trybe house, so we went to the Blarney Stone around the corner for dinner. It was (perhaps surprisingly) really good — and (more surprisingly) it was relatively… Read More ›

How’s your German?

Did you miss the Barbra Trybe estate sale? This document looks to me like a Munich “fishing license for foreigners” from a century ago. My German is very rusty these days, so can anyone figure it out better than I… Read More ›

110 Grill, South Bay

As long as we were at the South Bay Shopping Center yesterday, Barbara and I decided to reserve a table at the “new” 110 Grill through Open Table. (New to Dorchester, and new to us, that is. The restaurant is part… Read More ›

Paper Son

A mystery focused on Chinese-owned grocery stores in the Mississippi Delta? Who knew! And I don’t mean some investment scheme by contemporary mainland Chinese; I mean Chinese families that have lived in Mississippi for a century now, i.e. American-born Chinese,… Read More ›