History

When iceboxes were cool

Before electric refrigerators were introduced, Americans used iceboxes. Those of you more than a few years younger than I probably never had one and frankly, I don’t particularly remember the one my family had. What I do remember is the iceman who… Read More ›

Blackbird singing

Meet the SR-71 Blackbird — in my humble opinion, the most spectacular and beautiful plane ever built. I just stumbled across some rare photos of her and I still have goosebumps. It seems Lockheed Martin has published a book about the plane that includes… Read More ›

Swastika? Hmm …

I don’t have to worry about offending and losing a bunch of paying customers (aka $$$), so I’m going to put in my two cents’ worth on this story. Saturday a woman named Cheryl Shapiro was shopping in a Northridge, Calif.,… Read More ›

The Sixties

It’s late to mention something that started on May 29, but CNN’s original series “The Sixties” is wonderful television. Whether it’s because I was there and old enough to be in the middle of it all, or because the perspective… Read More ›

From D-Day to present day

This is one of ten interactive D-Day images featured on The Guardian website. (You’ll have to visit the site to see the images change.) By moving your cursor over the images, you can change the scene from June 1944 to present day. There’s… Read More ›