THE NEW LONDON SCHOOLHOUSE EXPLOSION

THE NEW LONDON SCHOOLHOUSE EXPLOSION

New London Propane doesn’t smell. It’s odorless in its natural state. But if there is a leak, you smell a nasty odor. Ever wonder why? It wasn’t always that way. What caused the changed? It would have been fortuitous if this had been done from the start as more and...
What Is Hart Island?

What Is Hart Island?

Hart Island It’s an island off the Bronx in New York City, not far from where I grew up. It’s not very big. Roughly a mile long by a third of a mile wide. Exact acreage is argued: some say its 101 acres and other claim its 131 acres. I put this map together while...
The First Internet Message Was Sent On 29 October 1969

The First Internet Message Was Sent On 29 October 1969

First Internet Message In the late 1960’s, scientists face a fundamental question regarding computing. In what direction will the future go? The big corporations, IBM and others, want to build centralized, large computers that people must go to. Others want computers...
How The United States Declares War– Or Is Supposed To

How The United States Declares War– Or Is Supposed To

Declaring War How does the United States go to war? It’s not as clear cut as many think. And it’s been a while since we’ve done it as laid out in the Constitution. The last time, as written in the Constitution, War was declared by a joint resolution of Congress and...
Pandemic Day 365. What Has One Year Taught Us?

Pandemic Day 365. What Has One Year Taught Us?

COVID deaths A lot and not enough. We knew a pandemic was inevitable, yet were unprepared. We know many things are inevitable yet prefer to ignore them. We are now over 530,000 official deaths and the real toll, of course, is much higher. Many have died of COVID but...