Reading Time: 2 minutes My family physician gave me the best professional advice I ever heard: “Take time for yourself.” Continue reading Budding Writer, 1979: Proud and happy
Reading Time: 2 minutes The scientific explanation doesn’t matter. It was simply another welcome sign on our way to an important life milestone. (Gallery, video.) Continue reading I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
Reading Time: 2 minutes News is the first draft of history. Reading a journal, day by day, is much like following a story, news cycle by news cycle. Continue reading Budding Writer, 1979: Woodward-Bernstein stuff
Reading Time: 3 minutes July 4th is a time to celebrate. Memorial Day is a time to remember. Five simple rules will make it meaningful and memorable. Continue reading Make the most of Memorial Day weekend
Reading Time: 2 minutes The law of inertia: A body that is at rest stays at rest, or a body that is in motion stays in motion, unless it is acted on by an outside force. Continue reading Budding Writer, 1979: Sittin’ on the dock
Reading Time: < 1 minutes If Mr. Blandings had “soft technology” like passive solar, would his struggles mean anything to us today? Continue reading Mr. Fielding meets his dream house, 1978
Reading Time: 2 minutes Digging into history and political philosophy, it’s good to be on the side of people like George Washington. Continue reading Week in Review: Week 45
Reading Time: 4 minutes Political parties still make decisions based on ill-fated jealousies and false alarms. Both accuse opponents of collusion with foreign conspirators. Continue reading George Washington tried to warn us
Reading Time: 2 minutes If July 4, 1776, is the nation’s birthday, this is its 235th wedding anniversary after a shaky “friendship.” Continue reading Happy Constitution Day!
Reading Time: < 1 minutes 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 Forest, and the Grand Canyon. But it was Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading Which of these presidents is father to the National Parks?