L. R. Denham

This and that . . .

Month: December, 2012

Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve, and here in Houston it’s ¬†unseasonably hot: 71F at eleven in the ¬†morning, and heading for a high of 77F. Humid, too. Read the rest of this entry »


Apple maps


Mildura, Victoria, Australia

There were news reports recently of Apple Maps giving an inaccurate location for the town of Mildura in Victoria, Australia.

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Books by Francis B. Cooke

Cruising Hints

The only book by Francis B. Cooke currently in print

Francis B. Cooke was an English yachtsman who wrote about thirty books on the pastime. But while he was very popular in the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, his books are no longer widely available.

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Hilmar Moore

On Tuesday the Mayor of Richmond, Texas, died at age 92. Hilmar Moore had been Mayor for 63 years, re-elected, usually unopposed, every two years since 1949. Read the rest of this entry »

Francis B. Cooke


The man left in charge of Frank’s boat pointing her out to him.

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