Heat: It’s Nothing New

So I was sauteing chicken on the driveway yesterday when one of my kids comes around the corner from the deck where he’s smacking wasp nests out of the grill and he says to me, “Mom, I think it’s the hottest day that’s ever been.” I was...
Food Fight: The Victory Garden

Food Fight: The Victory Garden

It’s easy to draw parallels between today and the 1930’s, given the Great Depression/Recession, and the fact that much of our infrastructure–built as part of an effort during the big Depression-Era push to get Americans working–is now reaching...

Gone in Sixty Seconds: The Hindenburg Disaster

Perhaps moreso than any other date, May 6, 1937 marks what is probably the final nail in the coffin of the great Age of the Airship. 36 souls were lost when the LZ-129 Hindenburg went down in flames in Lakehurst, NJ, after a Transatlantic flight from Germany. Wind...

Something About an Airship

We are all familiar with the Goodyear Blimp and the Superbowl and the occasional hot-air balloon.  When we think of “blimp” we think of something rather like a large balloon–big, bulky, ungainly, and maybe just a little bit bumbly-looking, compared...

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