Sometimes I wonder why people bother going to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine. I live close by, just an hour or two away, but most people need to travel for a day to get to the nearest city, then spend a
The space odyssey of 2001 never came to pass. The Jetsons were just a cartoon. Nonetheless, some people are still trying to create human colonies somewhere off the Earth. There’s a lot to do for people who want to make these colonies a reality. So,
Part of the Mars One plan is to keep colonists alive by sending them regular packages of supplies to supplement their own colony-based projects to create and maintain supplies of water, air and food. What happens if one of those resupply missions is delayed by two years?
Two days from now, an unknown number of Americans will march to the U.S. Capitol in a demonstration against massive unwarranted surveillance. The number of people showing up will be taken as an indication of the strength of the movement against government surveillance, which makes
Barack Obama was elected President under a promise to restore respect for Americans’ constitutional rights, and to reform the FISA Amendments Act and Patriot Act, laws that had created an extreme surveillance state under George W. Bush’s Homeland Security mania. As President, Obama has broken
And listen well! (“Winston Churchill” by Oscar Nemon on the grounds of the Halifax Memorial Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia)
With Priority Boarding, you have to give up your bag, because United Airlines cares more about making quick profits from credit card late fees than it cares about providing reasonable service for most of its customers.
The International Spy Museum has demonstrated that it’s not willing to provide an honest representation of the profession of spying. I suppose, given the museum’s enthusiasm for lies, that we should not have expected better.
I just had a strange man rub his hands all over my upper body. It was not a physical encounter I had requested. I was checking in at the airport, for a flight to return home from a vacation at the beach. I was wearing
Guns, wedding gowns, cold beer. I think one of these things at Hussey’s General Store in Windsor, Maine does not belong with the other two, but I can’t decide which it is. This is the opposite of what happens in the big cities, where specialty