A New Perspective on War

April 6, 1917 John Fraim   On April 6, 1917, the United States formally declared war against Germany and entered World War One and the conflict in Europe. Fighting since the summer of 1914, Britain, France, and Russia welcomed news that American troops and supplies would be directed toward the Allied war effort. Under the […]

The Promise of America’s Bittersweet Crop

Alaska Gold Rush (1897) Above Skagway, Alaska John Fraim Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fabric 10,000 years […]

Half the Perfect World

Anjani Plays “Half the Perfect World” On September 27, 1960, six days after his twenty-sixth birthday, Leonard Cohen bought a house on the Greek island of Hydra located in the Aegean Sea. He paid $1,500 for the house, using a bequest from his recently deceased grandmother. This was a “big deal” in the words of […]

A Hero

  Robert Epstein Testifying in a Congressional Hearing   Robert Epstein a behavioral scientist involved in one of the most important scientific projects today: behavioral research on the Internet and particularly how Google is manipulating the thinking of 2 1/2 billion people around the worlde by deciding what information it wants us to see, not […]

The Floating Engine

  For maybe two years, I’ve been getting emails from Alistair Lee, an Englishman model railroad fan, from his site featuring model railroads of members of the site. Sent into Alistair with notes and photos or videos for publication on his site. He is publishing his site from some little village in England I can’t […]