Monthly Archives: June 2018

Doug Lilly, 1929-2018

Last night’s inbox contained the kind of e-mail string none of us wants to see, but the sort that nevertheless insists on showing up all too frequently: Dear AMS Council Members  –  We lost an AMS Honorary Member yesterday;  see … Continue reading

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The future is in good hands: Chapter 18.

(Older guy’s annual question) What’s the favorite hobby of people my age? (early-career group’s annual answer) Travel? Golf?… Reading?… Bridge?… (old guy shakes his head, prompting increasingly sarcastic guesses) Bingo?… Naps? (Older guy) No… the favorite hobby of people my … Continue reading

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Tragedy on Main Street: six U.S. tales of repetitive loss.

Tragedy 1.a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair; calamity; disaster:stunned by the tragedy of so many deaths. 2.a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically involving a great person destined to experience downfall … Continue reading

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