Archive for the 'just curious' Category

The newness of a new year

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Salute new year! My wish for 2017 is that there’s grace and dignity in managing the newness to come, in whatever form 2017 brings it.

Leaf peepers, corn mazes and pumpkin patches… oh my

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Even when the fall color in New England isn’t at its best – the landscape is still spectacular and well worth a weekend getaway.

Star Trek @50: Living long and prospering

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Star Fleet and the USS Enterprise have appeared in countless TV spinoffs and reboots, films and their reboots, film spoofs, conventions and Comic-Coms, Star Trek has not only endured for 50 years, it has flourished. Happy 5-0.

Happy 100th National Park Service

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Happy 100th anniversary to the National Park Service – Thank you for providing the world with enjoyment and the opportunity to learn about nature, history and wildlife in the places within its care.

Fantastic historical resources, and where to find them

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

For anyone who appreciates historical photography, graphics and maps, here are resources to get lost in. These two collections house more than 100,000 digitized images for research and personal use.

Out of the blue

Friday, July 1st, 2016

A happy accident occurred in a lab at Oregon State University. Out of the blue, a new and brilliant blue pigment called YInMn was discovered.

The Summer Solstice and the Strawberry Moon

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The Summer Solstice and a Strawberry Moon intersect to welcome Summer 2016.

2016 Mount Everest climbing season: Same story, different year

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

At the 20th anniversary mark of the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy documented in Into Thin Air, the death rates on the mountain continue to increase. And the ethical implications of climbing the world’s highest peak swirl, but continue to be ignored.

Something curious this way comes

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Think there’s nothing new in the world – that every place, every inch of the globe has been discovered? Stop by AtlasObscura.com where you’ll find a huge collection of places that may still be new to you.

Mmmmm: M&M’s @75

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

M&M’s, the iconic confection that ‘melts in your mouth, not in your hand’ is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Plain or peanut?