Moby-Dick: A Note on Hyphenation

Moby-Dick: A Note on Hyphenation

You may have noticed that the previous post makes frequent reference to “Moby Dick” — with no hyphen. That’s because the references are to the character Moby Dick rather than to the novel Moby-Dick. The general consensus among Melville scholars...

Let’s Go Rangers, Let’s Go Mets!

I may be living in the Middle East, but I’m still a dyed-in-the wool New Yorker. And it’s a rare moment for a New York sports fan of my persuasion: both of my favorite teams are in first place. That would be the New York Rangers (hockey) and the New York...

The Nest and the Stuff

We call my office space “the Nest.” It sits at one end of our apartment, ostensibly screened off by a Japanese shoji screen. It’s a mixture of high-tech and low-tech: two widescreen monitors sit on an L-shaped glass desk, under which are three...