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 Trying to pack a year’s worth of love into a single day of romance seems superficial. Instead, try saying “I love you” every day, in words and in action.Read More Just say ‘I love you’
Reading Time: 2 minutes Visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library may be surprised that the man who held together the North and South is admired in the East as he is in the West.Read More Abe Lincoln in China?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Abraham Lincoln had two faces: A gentle, humorous right side and a “primitive” left side. Doctors explain why.Read More The two faces of Honest Abe
Reading Time: < 1 minute Writers often have to decide which is more important: literal accuracy or historical truth. Screenwriter Tony Kushner said he had his reasons.Read More The wrong side of history
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 There are chilling similarities between 1942 and 2022, both in Europe and in the Pacific. Here, too. “I bet they’re asleep in New York. I bet they’re asleep all over America.”Read More “Vive la démocratie!”
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!