THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge 34: A Double-Leaf in California?
To start off this article, let's begin by asking this question: do you know of bridges in the US like this one in the picture: a double-leaf bascule bridge that was built before or at the turn of th... Posted on 11/8/13 at 6:40 AM
THE PERIPHERY Eight Great Maps Explaining Our World
More than geography, these maps offer a picto-statistical image of poignant facts about humanity. I ran into them on the website TwistedSifter.com under the title: 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sens... Posted on 10/3/13 at 6:54 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES America: What Is the New Normal?
My mother, well into her nineties and having worked hard and well during her good long life, is fond of saying two things:
"It's sure a different ballgame than it was when I was younger!"
"I'... Posted on 9/13/13 at 12:09 PM
THE RACING LIFE Twists And Turns
Are you ready for the 2013 racing season? The Racing Life is. But with all the snow STILL on the ground here in North Dakota is seems like spring will never get here. So to get you in the mood... we m... Posted on 4/7/13 at 12:19 PM
The first week of President Obama’s bid to build political unity on Syria by bringing in Congress ended in near disarray, with top Cabinet officers and Pentagon officials providing murky or even contradictory responses to inquiries from frustrated lawmakers and reporters.
Eugene Robinson column: There may be little the United States can do to end the savage bloodletting in Egypt, but at least our nation can be loyal to its ideals by bearing witness and telling the truth. In this, President Obama has failed.
UNITED NATIONS — Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 16th birthday on the world stage at the United Nations, defiantly telling Taliban extremists who tried to end her campaign for girls’ education in Pakistan with a bullet that the attack gave her new courage and demanding that world leaders provide free education to all children.
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