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Cultural Images

Some visual thoughts about culture Read More »

Horatio’s Drive—America’s First Road Trip

In late May 1903, Horatio Nelson Jackson, a retired doctor from Vermont, set out to drive to New York City for a $50 bet. Read More »

living language | learn french again

Raise your hand if you were forced to take a language course in school – you know, the usual Spanish or French, and if you were in a better school district, Italian, Latin, German and even Chinese as my son just told me was offered. Now keep your hand raised if you remember a word of it – or can ... Read More »

Green Thumb

Irish strikes again.. Read More »


Apparently there are a lot of people who plan their entire vacations around food. Read More »

The Hungry Tide

Progress, dolphins, tigers, language and tides Read More »

Milwaukee Winter Images

Milwaukee was particularly beautiful today – the lake brought in a stack of fog and mist, the weather was unseasonably warm, if quite moist and windy. Some images I captured… (Incidentally, check the book referenced above for some excellent images of Milwaukee through the years) Read More »

“The Darling” by Russell Banks

“The Darling” by Russell Banks is his latest novel, a combination of contemporary historical fiction and highly evocative literary prose. I’ve only read one other Russell Banks novel, “Rule of the Bone”, and seen the two movies adapted from his novels, “Affliction” and “The Sweet Hereafter”, so don’t have a lot of comparisons to his other work, though there are ... Read More »

The Last Wilderness

Sir Edmund Hillary has criticized a US-British plan to build a 1600-km road through Antarctica linking McMurdo Station to the Amundsen-Scott base Read More »

Looking for Japan

If you’re looking for Japan, you’ve certainly come to the right place at the right time. Just a couple of eras ago, a mere second in geological terms, you might have drowned. Read More »