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Gerald Berg has posted 413 annotations/comments since 4 March 2013.

9 Dec 2021, 4:16 p.m. - Gerald Berg

I agree Thamus. Stress is the given. How one relieves it is the variable. Apparently, bad theatre doesn't work for SP!

6 Dec 2021, 3:37 p.m. - Gerald Berg

...I did cry, Huzzy... Hilarious. Who would dream up a word like that? Are we sure it wasn't a self recrimination?

30 Nov 2021, 3:09 p.m. - Gerald Berg

The ne plus ultra of coaches: Catherine the Great's https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Great_Coach.jpg

21 Nov 2021, 4:15 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Recall on April 1st just before Liz and Deb were to go to the country Sam molests Deb for the first time. He thereby ensures instability in both L&D's relationship to each other and Liz herself as householder. This is not about Sam's 'love' for Liz (or her 'anger' issues), this is about manipulation of one person by another to ensure they are seen to be unstable by all. Classic gaslighting.

21 Nov 2021, 12:15 a.m. - Gerald Berg

I forgot to add: What a stupendous entry!

20 Nov 2021, 4:27 p.m. - Gerald Berg

I have to take exception the Phoenix's comment. Liz is a woman who knows what she deserves and it is more than what Sam is giving her. She is a fighter and she is fierce. Maybe that requires some to think she is undeserving for being so, I certainly do not!

14 Nov 2021, 3:14 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Gaslighting. Sam is the expert.

10 Nov 2021, 12:01 a.m. - Gerald Berg

It's because Deb is 18yo. It is certainly not for love of Liz nor her peace of mind.

4 Nov 2021, 4:19 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Lucky Deb, away from the perverse desires of our SP. So sad for Liz.

3 Nov 2021, 4:19 p.m. - Gerald Berg

"trepanned several English ships" Core sampling to find where the wood comes from, as SC pointed out yesterday and TF today?

3 Nov 2021, 12:19 p.m. - Gerald Berg

https://www.google.com/search?q=Corneliszoon+windmill&tbm=isch&chips=q:corneliszoon+windmill,online_chips:saw+mill:PiCN4Y3jgVs%3D&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjs37nllfzzAhXmrHIEHd6lDzUQ4lYoA3oECAEQGA&biw=1393&bih=715

2 Nov 2021, 6:01 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Not to forget the Windmill sawmill: We've seen how being able to effectively split wood was important to earlier societies that aimed to build ships. Both riving and pit-sawing were effective ways to turn logs into the needed boards, but they were also highly time-consuming and laborious. For a country to win the naval race, they'd need a radical new production technology, something that would blow the competition away. "Blow" is the right word, as it turns out. In 1594, an ingenious Dutchman invented something amazing: A wind-powered sawmill. Cornelis Corneliszoon, who described himself as "a poor farmer with wife and children" figured out that he could harness the power of the wind and attach it to a whipsaw to make it go up and down. He then added another gear to the crankshaft that would advance the material by means of what looks to be a rack and pinion. Here is the drawing from the patent granted to Corneliszoon in 1597: The result of Corneliszoon's invention was much faster sawing, without the calorie-burning. Men were still needed to maintain the machine's operation, of course, but the merits of the design were so obvious that others immediately began copying it (leading Corneliszoon to finally apply for a patent three years later). The importance of the the wind-powered sawmill taking off in the Netherlands cannot be understated. Wood production didn't double, triple or quadruple; it grew by a factor of thirty, or 3,000%. It was all in the time savings: Using the pit-saw method, sawyers could process 60 logs over a span of 120 days. Using a wind-powered sawmill, they could break down 60 logs in four or five days. What used to take four months now took less than a week.

31 Oct 2021, 2:28 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Mr. Povy my hero!

16 Oct 2021, 3:42 p.m. - Gerald Berg

The Contratenor designation is a guarantee of one but only testing will prove if there are two involved.

15 Oct 2021, 2:48 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Contratenor John Holiday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TmQG2GkX1c Simply amazing!

12 Oct 2021, 2:45 a.m. - Gerald Berg

Ahh, that last sentence combining his classic immediacy with tumbling confusion. "All alone" he says, with his wife but maybe he meant all alone with Hewer? Anyways, not alone. And then, has a merry time with a dead man's family? No wait, he meant Mr. Turner et al. Awkwardly constructed but allows us to see him in his coach of experience. Creates an excitement, a sort of breathlessness.

21 Sep 2021, 4:28 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Most gracious LKvM.

18 Sep 2021, 2:15 p.m. - Gerald Berg

Rollo the Viking and Mr. Normandy himself! I wonder if the Siege of Paris was enacted?

23 Aug 2021, 2:44 p.m. - Gerald Berg

"good, but not like." I take this to mean the likeness' are not 'like' as opposed to the malformed 'me not like'? We have complained before that Lely's women tend to all look the same.

11 Aug 2021, 4:19 p.m. - Gerald Berg

No moaning/heavy breathing by either him or Deb? He enjoyed it but did she?