Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m having fun relearning how to use a manual typewriter. it’s like riding a bicycle. You don’t forget, exactly. But if you saw me trying to ride a bicycle nowadays, you’d get a good laugh.Read More Clickety-clack, the typewriter’s back!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Someone ground five words out of this historic marker and painted it over. Was this a literal case of erasing history? Or was it editing to erase a slur?Read More When history draws a blank, legend will fill it in
Reading Time: 2 minutes Whether we are technically in a recession or not, the economy is in trouble. Blame is always so much easier to find than solutions.Read More When is a recession not a recession? When it’s a diversion!
Reading Time: < 1 minute Sealed Air announced a new addition to its line of protective mailers. But despite the Bubble Wrap brand name, these bubbles presumably won’t pop.Read More When is a bubble not a bubble?
Reading Time: 2 minutes My mother used to quote “an old saying” that she learned in her youth. It sounded like something from the Depression, but it was actually a World War II slogan. “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without.” An old saying? Most of us had never seen economic conditions like those in […]Read More Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without
Reading Time: 2 minutes If I were a thread in the American flag, I’d be part of a white stripe below a red one, alongside the blue field. I hang with one color and stand by the other.Read More Red, white, and blue
Reading Time: < 1 minute All four–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln–are honored on Mount Rushmore. But which planted the seed for the whole national park system? Roosevelt, the conservationist and activist, is most associated with the National Parks system. His legacy of national parks and monuments includes Crater Lake, Wind Cave, Mesa Verde, Devil’s Tower, Petrified […]Read More Which of these presidents is father to the National Parks?
Reading Time: < 1 minute The reviews of “Inventions That Changed History” on Discovery+ are rolling in, and … I’m not in them. But they haven’t burst my bubble.Read More ‘Inventions that changed history’ gets bubbly reviews
Reading Time: < 1 minute “Inventions That Changed History” debuts March 31 on Discovery+ with two episodes a week through April 14. Will Bubble Wrap be featured?Read More ‘Inventions that changed history’ pops on March 31
Reading Time: < 1 minute The State Anthem of Ukraine is a prayer and a promise from a people who have persevered over the centuries.Read More Ще не вмерла України