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: 2 minutes MGM made FDR’s 1942 Fireside Chat on inflation into a propaganda short. The devil is still in the details.Read More ‘Inflation’ — The movie
Reading Time: < 1 minute The simplest solution to avoid the whole pronoun identity problem is to avoid the third person singular entirely. Each person has a name. Use it.Read More Those pesky personal pronouns
Reading Time: < 1 minute The whole groundhog-seeing-his-shadow thing an example of a false dichotomy. (And yes, I know the picture is a prairie dog. I’ll explain.)Read More the groundhog never loses
Reading Time: 2 minutes Every day is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day for the first kid to ever pop the plastic bubbles. That would be me.Read More It’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!
Reading Time: < 1 minute The birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns is almost over, but I need to share with you how my wife, of Scots heritage, celebrated.Read More Release the Cranachan!
Reading Time: 2 minutes When I was a lad, the most anticipated—and appreciated—holiday was the unexpected and unpredictable snow day. But the times are a-changing.Read More No days like snow days
Reading Time: 2 minutes What is it with Brits and dead birds? On three nights, from “Masterpiece” to “The Vicar of Dibley,” we encounter birds that ceased to be.Read More On ex-parrots
Reading Time: 2 minutes As much as I tease about Mailbox Roulette, I feel for snow plow operators. The job ain’t easy and a good one is hard to find.Read More Plowing into trouble