American History Weekend

We just returned from a 3-day power vacation in the “Colonial Triangle” of eastern Virginia.  This covered the cities of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.  As every student knows, Jamestown was the first English settlement in America in 1607. Williamsburg was

F-35 in Action

For you aviation buffs… the link below shows a Windows media video on the new F-35 fighter being built by Lockheed: 4 min 28 sec

Escape from Nazi Death Camp

An interesting story appeared recently in the UK Independent about Alfred Wetzler.  Wetzler escaped from Auschwitz and took evidence with him that provided the basis for saving thousands of lives: A dramatic first-hand account of how a prisoner managed to

My Family Garden

Since the time my mother made me stay home at age 10 and clean out the flower beds, I developed an affinity for gardening (naturally, I prefer the fancier description: horticulturist).  This year, son Leonard has taken an interest in gardening

Newton Mixed Science & Religion

If you missed it, there was an interesting story of science and religion in the USA Today… Evidently, someone discovered 300 year-old manuscripts from Isaac Newton where he calculated the exact date of the apocalypse, detailed the precise dimensions of

Blog with New Style & Layout

You may have noticed that the blog site has a new style & layout (In blogger’s terminology, this is known as “theme”).  Hopefully, you feel that this will improve your ability to quickly absorb all of the valuable knowledge to be

Essentials to Achievement

Thomas Edison was one who noted: “The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are first, hard work; second, stick-to-it-iveness; and third, common sense.” Hat tip to Joe Knecht