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Book Review - The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

This was a book that I didn’t take the time to read as a kid. I saw it on our book shelf at home as another book I bought for the boys to read and jumped right in. 545 more words

Writing Journey

Encyclopedia Britannica acknowledges Beaux Arts connections

Finally, the editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica online have named the Beaux Arts in their articles on Jack Kerouac and Jim Morrison as a coffeehouse which Kerouac frequented in the final years of his life and the coffee house in which Morrison first read his poetry before an audience: 378 more words

Beaux Arts

The idea for a two state solution for Israel and Palestine is not new but many would be surprised to learn that this concept dates back to 1937 based on the British Peel Commission report. 760 more words

Politics

The Britannicas of the Dick Van Dyke Show

“14 Unusual Items You Can Get at Libraries,” an article in a year-old issue of Mental Floss magazine, included a number of non-book items that people can borrow from their libraries. 689 more words

A Post On Judging A Book By Its Cover

(All Photos by the Author)

There is something so unique and authentic about a hardback book versus a soft cover book that I value. In college, professors would occasionally point out the merits of a soft cover book as being more virtuous “because you can make notes in the margins on the pages”. 121 more words

A Brief History of Autonomous Vehicles

Late last year, I had the opportunity to do a long-form piece on the history of driverless vehicles for Encyclopedia Britannica. It’s been an honor to work on the piece and to have it show up in their 2016 Book of the Year. 32 more words

Autos

Ridiculous Conceptions, Miraculous Inventions

Imagine yourself in a multiplex movie theater. Curiously, no walls separate the half-dozen theaters that form the multiplex. Miraculously, you are watching six different screens all at once, thoroughly understanding and enjoying every scene, word, character. 973 more words

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder