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Sangwonsa Temple and the 2018 Winter Olympics

Feb 17th 2020

Alpensia Resort and surrounding hills (photo from Trazy)Deep inside the Odaesan National Park, above head of one of the many creeks and waterways that flows into the Han River in Seoul, lies the Sangw … read more
A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Suez

A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Suez

Feb 17th 2020

Pinning the location of Suez Canal. Map courtesy of Google.148 years ago this week, the Suez Canal project was finally completed. Pre-dating the Panama Canal by nearly half a century, the Suez Canal c … read more
The President’s Globe

The President’s Globe

Feb 17th 2020

In late 1942, General Dwight Eisenhower requested the U.S. Army have identical world globes constructed for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. U.S. Army Chief of Sta … read more
NASA called

NASA called

Feb 17th 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created by Congress in 1958, purportedly to explore space and study aeronautics. Although part of its declared mission was to ensure that the spac … read more
Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017

Feb 17th 2020

What a day it was in 1970 when twenty-million of us took to the streets. Wisconsin’s U.S. Senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson had had enough after seeing first-hand the devastating effects of … read more

Projecting Our Dreams

Feb 17th 2020

If there were ever an apt analogy for the human habit of perceiving the world as we wish rather than as it is, it can be found in the mystery of cartographic map projections. Things are not as th … read more