What’s Happening in Greece?

Mark Steyn has a great article in Macleans that describes the situation in Greece.   A few key extracts: …the Greek rioters are the logical end point of the advanced social democratic state: not an oppressed underclass, but a pampered overclass,

The New American Civil War

A great article in the Washington Examiner about public sector employees… a few extracts: The real divide today is, on one side, the 20 million people who work for state and local governments and the additional 3 million who’ve retired

Unusual Inventors

From Neatorama, some interesting inventions from unusual people: Henry David Thoreau invented raisin bread Marlon Brando invented a device that helps musicians tune drums Roald Dahl invented a brain shunt Margaret Thatcher helped invent soft serve ice cream Mark Twain

Dayton Museum of Discovery

Len and I hadn’t visited the Dayton Natural History Museum in many years so we thought we’d give it a try…  It wasn’t quite what I remember from my youthful days.   It’s become much more of a “children’s playground” than

Visit to Denver

I just returned from a business trip to the Denver area… The rocky mountains were beautiful, and I stayed at the hotel where they shot the movie “The Shining” (see photo of exterior below).  Interestingly enough, they actually do ghost