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 few more hours in a car to visit a place […]
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, what are the aspiring space colonists up to? Not […]
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 it important for as many people as possible to […]
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. […]
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 a loose shirt I had on me to keep cool […]
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 shops like Filipino groceries or antique travel book shops […]