Monthly Archives: August 2014

Klondike Wastes

In Seattle, south of downtown, is the National Park Service Klondike Gold Rush Museum. It is 2 floors of fascinating exhibits on the history of the 1897-1898 Klondike, Alaska, gold rush. Like most parks, they have Junior Ranger booklets and badges, … Continue reading

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There and Back Again: A Transportation Technology’s Tale

With respects to JRR Tolkien, whose writing I greatly enjoy (Peter Jackson’s movies somewhat less), I have been thinking about the changes in the infrastructure of transportation technology since a visit to the San Francisco Cable Car Museum a few weeks … Continue reading

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Why Pay for Something You Can Get for Free?

A few weeks back, I took the family on a big vacation. Normally, that means hefty airfares – upwards of 18,000 miles covered can cost a pretty penny – especially for a large family. However, since I am a regular … Continue reading

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Lessons of a Vacation

After a short hiatus, I am back to my regular publishing cycle. I took a few weeks of much-needed and long-overdue vacation time, making my way through the Canadian Rockies out to Kamloops and Vancouver, then down to Seattle and San Francisco. I … Continue reading

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