While reading a somewhat tedious 18th Century English novel, I was reminded that modes of transportation have evolved greatly in the last 200 years. In a time before automobiles or even bicycles, it evidently was common to get around town in a chair balanced on rails and spirited about by two husky gents. Like the rickshaw, this was a common method of transportation for those who could not afford a carriage but still were not about to be seen on foot, leap-frogging over the open sewers of the town.
I stopped to think.
Continue reading “Milk and Cookies” →
From crippling drought to crippling flood, will we never learn that it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. There is one thing I accept from the more conservative pundits: It’s always something (or was it Roseanne Roseannadanna?). Fact is, climate change is a key element in the current explosion of “once in a century” weather events.
Continue reading “Water Water Everywhere” →
I cannot lift my left arm, my neck creaks at odd angles, my eyes are foggy and tearing, my right hand shakes, and my feet are swollen. Perfect! So I’ll be ready to sit all day at my desk reading.
Continue reading “Is that Burton I See Before Me?” →