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It was exactly 20 years ago that I decided to hike the Continental Divide. As you might imagine, along the divide there is a general lack of nearby water, especially in southern New Mexico. … more
On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States. In his inaugural address, Roosevelt outlined his "New Deal," an expansion of the federal government as an instrument of employment opportunity and welfare. more
Q: In 1937, I received a composition and stuffed cloth doll of Mickey Mouse. It is marked “knickerbocker” and is about 12” tall and in excellent condition. A neighbor has offered me $250 for … more
You can rent an apartment, rent a car and even rent tools. And if you love fresh eggs, now you can rent a chicken. “It’s a great way to introduce the idea of having backyard chickens to … more
Some police departments in Canada are known for giving out “positive tickets” — citations for doing something good in public. • • • The biggest polar bear ever recorded weighed a … more
On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born in Germany. Einstein's theories of relativity drastically altered man's view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory ultimately helped make the atomic bomb. more
What do you think of when you hear the word “table”? In your mind, do you see the large rectangular piece of furniture in your kitchen? Your fourth-grader might picture a multiplication chart, … more
Many seniors get to a point in life where a big house is too much to manage. Maybe the weather is no longer tolerable. It’s then that the idea of a retirement community begins to look … more
NOW ON DVD AND BLU-RAY “Hidden Figures” (PG) — NASA needed all its brainpower in the 1960s to win the Space Race. That was a problem, because some of its brightest math minds belonged to … more
Routine maintenance is essential for extending your vehicle’s life, ensuring it stays out of the shop and improving gas mileage. Here are three simple tasks that could benefit any vehicle. Be sure … more
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